A woman who created a fake funeral invoice for her father’s death and manipulated a bank document to con a victim out of $700 has launched a severity appeal into the jail sentence she was given in Orange Local Court.
Annieka Davis, 30, of Phillip Street, was sentenced for three separate offences and had a Queensland criminal record with more than 200 convictions, mostly for fraud.
In one of the Orange offences, Davis advertised an iPhone for sale on Facebook on June 19 and asked the buyer to pay $500 upfront and then $500 on delivery.
However, she then asked them to pay $700 upfront claiming a funeral home was demanding payment following the death of her father, and created a false document stating she would be charged extra if she didn’t pay by June 21.
Her Queensland record is appalling, she is a young career criminal, mostly for dishonesty type offences.Magistrate David Day
The victim paid the $700 and Davis posted a receipt but no phone, and after blocking the victim from further contact on Facebook she posted another advertisement for an iPhone.
For the offences, Davis was given four 18-month jail sentences with 13-month non-parole periods, one each for receiving payment without posting the phone, for sending the fake bank document to obtain financial advantage, creating the fake funeral home document, and using the fake funeral home document to obtain financial advantage.
The jail terms were backdated to when Davis went into custody on August 24.
In another matter also involving the alleged sale of an iPhone, Davis was given an 18-month community corrections order for selling 58 Quetiapine tablets – marketed as Seroquel – despite not being a wholesaler.
She was charged after a victim received the medication, which is used to treat schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, on July 2, instead of an iPhone, which the victim had paid $500 for.
Davis was also given an 18-month jail sentence with 13-month non-parole period for signing for and accepting a parcel of Jet Pilot brand clothing, which was addressed to a different person.
Davis signed for the parcel, which contained two pairs of shorts valued at $140, a shirt valued at $50 and a $10 key ring, at a post office in Orange on August 22.
The victim reported the matter to police after checking the tracking on the parcel and discovering it had been collected.
Davis told police she found the postal note in a gutter near her house.
Magistrate David Day said the offending showed a “high degree of planning and a great degree of cunning”.
“Her Queensland record is appalling, she is a young career criminal, mostly for dishonesty type offences.”
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