Serial dine and dasher Lois Loder sentenced to two years jail

Lois Loder. Photo: Facebook
Lois Loder. Photo: Facebook

PERTH’S serial ‘dine and dasher’ Lois Loder (45) will be jailed for two years after pleading guilty to a spree of crimes including bolting from paying for meals, hotel rooms and a haircut.

“It is the volume and execution of these offences which indicates to me that there should be a period of immediate imprisonment,” Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Woods said at Perth Magistrates Court this morning.

The sentence will be back dated to last August, with parole potentially as soon as this August.

Loder was also fined $3850 and ordered to pay additional court costs of $1054.25

Last Friday, Ms Loder pleaded guilty to most of 80 assorted charges of fraud and stealing, possession of methamphetamine and both stolen number plates and credit cards, and about 18 remaining charges not previously recorded by the court this morning.

Ms Woods said that pleading guilty to all charges avoided the State taking Ms Loder to a complicated trial.

However, Ms Woods said the spree was “brazen” and “deceitful”.

“In the media, the community and proprietors expressed outrage at your behaviour,” she said.

The spree stopped in 2017 when the manager of a West Perth cafe reported Ms Loder had not paid a $22.50 bill for a snack and cocktail.

Other unpaid bills included those at the Ocean View Motel in North Beach, a $1180 haircut at Ivory Hair and Beauty Salon in Perth, in addition to restaurants in East Victoria Park, Crawley East Perth, Floreat and Scarborough.

Outside the court, defence lawyer David Manera said his client acknowledged suffering to her “dozens and dozens” victims while she was addicted to drugs and alcohol.

“But none of this she wished to excuse her behaviour, “ Mr Manera said.

He said she wanted to transfer from Bandyup Women’s Prison for counselling and treatment before any release.