Wanted woman gains Police attention with dodgy cheque

Sharp-eyed workers have helped Police track down a woman wanted in the Tweed area.

She was sprung when trying to use an allegedly fraudulent cheque to pay for fuel in Mooball on Saturday afternoon.

The woman allegedly threatened staff with a knife when they challenged her use of the cheque.


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She then ran off.

After a short foot chase by Police, she was arrested.

Following her arrest officers found a stolen Chrysler sedan nearby.

Police will allege the woman was behind the wheel of the Chrysler when it was involved in two short pursuits in the Tweed/Byron area.

The Chrysler was seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

The woman was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she was slapped with a number of offences including fail to stop police pursuit, drive whilst disqualified, resist arrest and fraud-related charges.

She was refused bail and is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday.