McKellar breaches bond for driving disqualified, giving false name

A 28-YEAR-old woman has received a nine-month intensive corrections order after she breached a suspended sentence.

Cloey Lee Marie McKellar faced Orange Local Court on Monday charged with driving while disqualified, giving a false name to police and shoplifting.

According to police, the Attunga Place woman was driving along Glenroi Avenue on December 23 when she was pulled over by police.

When asked for her licence, she said she did not have it and her name was Careena Mackey.

The offence breached a bond she received from a similar incident in Bourke in 2014.

Police also said she took $50-worth of DVDs from K-Mart on November 9 last year by stuffing them down her pants.

Staff reported her to police.

Her solicitor, Nidal Abdi, said she had engaged with the Aboriginal Medical Service.

“She’s commencing medication for her depression and it appears she has family support in caring for her children,” he said.

Magistrate Terry Lucas fined her $400 for the false name offence and $700 for shoplifting.

She will have to serve 32 hours of community service a month as part of her sentence.

Barnes fined

ALICIA Barnes has been fined $5600 after pleading guilty to four counts of dishonestly obtaining property by deception, one count of larceny and and two counts of possessing a restricted substance.

Police said the 31-year-old Torpy Street woman stole a wallet from an unattended pram at Orange City Library on November 15 and used a credit card to buy sandals, two polo shirts and trackpants from Sportspower.

Police executed a search warrant on November 22 to recover the items where they also found 60 Endone tablets and 14 Duromine tablets.

Mr Abdi said his client had completed the MERIT program.

“She’s done some extensive work to better herself,” he said.

He said his client was studying community services at TAFE, but had not been able to fully engage because her bail conditions stopped her entering the Orange CBD.

Mr Lucas congratulated her on completing the MERIT program.

“The only thing I can do is make it unprofitable,” he said.

He fined her $800 on each charge and $30 compensation for the wallet.

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