Gold Coast woman charged after going on spending spree with stolen credit card

A Gold Coast woman has been charged after she allegedly went on a spending spree with a stolen visa debit card, racking up $1500 worth of debt in just one day.

The 39-year-old woman, who police say is from Pimpama, was busted after the victim’s bank noticed the fraudulent transactions being made at various locations across the Gold Coast.

“On the morning of Friday, August 3, the victim from Ormeau has unknowingly had her visa debit card stolen and later informed by her bank that it had been fraudulently used,” Qld Police said in a statement.


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It’s understood the offender used the victim’s card at 19 different locations in Ormeau, Pimpama and Beenleigh to make purchases totaling close to $1500.

Norfolk Village Beat police launched an investigation and retraced the steps of the alleged offender, collecting CCTV and receipts from the shops where the fraudulent transactions were made.

After taking to social media in an attempt to identify the woman featured in the CCTV, police were able to track down the woman.

She’s since been charged with one count of receiving stolen goods and 19 counts of fraud and is due appear at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on September 6.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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