A woman who was found in possession of a stolen Samsung tablet was convicted when she appeared in Orange Local Court on Monday.
Shianne Sylvia Dennis, 36, of Raines Place, was found with the device in her bag on October 11 and said she paid $40 for it.
Dennis had been driving when she was stopped for a random breath test.
Police searched her car and bag where they found the tablet, which was among items which were stolen from a house in Elizabeth Street on September 4.
When questioned she bought the device from a teenager and she paid $40 for it.
The original owner's contact details and photos were still on the device and the data account was still active.
Magistrate David Day said Dennis should have suspected the tablet was stolen, particularly because she didn't have to get a sim card.
"Shouldn't she think that's a bit cheap, particularly when it's already got a connection," Mr Day said.
She was given a nine-month community correction order for having possession of the device.
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