Woman to face court following phone thefts

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A 44-year-old Throsby woman will face court today following multiple mobile phone thefts.

Between December 2020 and January 2021 police will allege the woman agreed to purchase second hand mobile phones advertised on social media sites.

In four cases it will be alleged the sellers attended addresses in Throsby and met with a woman who identified herself as the buyer of the phone.

Once the woman had the phone and agreed to purchase it, she allegedly made no payment and ran from the scene with the phone in her possession.

The woman was charged earlier this year via summons with four counts of obtaining property by deception.

She is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today.

ACT Policing reminds sellers of goods to treat items such as mobile phones and other electronic devices as cash – and to not let a person leave with the item until payment has been made.  

Anyone that has information about incidents such as this is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.


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Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au

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