A woman has been given a custodial sentence in Orange Local Court for entering a stranger's home and leaving it in disarray while the owner was away.
Kathleen Theresa Smith, 53, of Bundarra Crescent, left a hospital gown and clothes on the bathroom floor and her prescription medication and personal belongings in the kitchen between May 25 and 30 last year.
The resident discovered their shower and numerous personal items had been used and a towel was left on the lounge room floor.
Possessions in the victim's bedroom had also been rummaged through and left in a mess.
On May 27 a neighbour saw Smith wearing the victim's work vest but they assumed she was a friend.
Solicitor Nico Rump said Smith was mentally unwell at the time but pleaded guilty.
Magistrate David Day placed her on a 12-month Intensive Correction Order with a requirement she participate in rehabilitation and treatment and abstain from drugs.
"Kathleen has a long and inglorious history for criminal activity similar to this," he said.
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