Woonona woman goes on 'stolen credit card spree'

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A Woonona woman accused of spending thousands of dollars on household items and groceries using a stolen credit card was refused bail in Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday.

Police claim Rebecca Robinson, 20, used a credit card stolen from a car parked at Balgownie on the night of May 30-31 to go on a 24-hour spending spree with two friends.

It is alleged the trio racked up a total spend of $4083.37 in 47 different transactions, buying household items, including a camera, heater and Dyson vacuum cleaner, from Myer and Kmart's online stores, before visiting shops and service stations at Corrimal, Figtree, Wollongong and Woonona.

Her solicitor Silas Morrison said Robinson had very strong community ties, could live at a Woonona address and report to police daily.

He said she was keen to turn her life around and had applied for residential rehabilitation.

In opposing bail, prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Kingston said there was a risk Robinson would fail to appear in court, and also a risk she would commit another serious offence.

"I simply cannot see any conditions that would mitigate that," he told the court.

Police allege Robinson was involved in a similar sting just a few weeks earlier, when a victim had 24 unauthorised transactions racked up on his Mastercard in a matter of hours.

The matter was adjourned to August 19.

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