A Sydney woman jailed in 2015 for hitting a road cyclist at Helensburgh and leaving him "for dead" when she fled the scene will spend more time in prison after admitting to a series of supermarket fraud charges.
Talia Jade Van-Rysewyk, 30, wiped tears from her eyes as she was sentenced to 15 months jail in Wollongong Local Court on Friday over a scam that saw her provide fake receipts to Coles in a bid to secure cash refunds on household items.
Van-Rysewyk made headlines in 2014 when she hit 58-year-old accountant and avid cyclist Brendan Braid as he rode along the Old Princes Highway just before 6.30am on January 5.
Mr Braid suffered two fractured vertebrae, internal bleeding, a broken ankle, broken femur, extensive grazing and bruising and a subsequent aneurysm.
Van-Rysewyk, an unemployed green P-plate driver, left the scene and later told police her car was damaged by a large piece of plastic thrown from a vehicle in front.
She was sentenced to 18 months' jail in early 2015, with a non-parole of nine months.
Van-Rysewyk was released in February 2016, however appeared to have learned nothing from her time behind bars, going on the rack up several more charges for domestic violence and dishonesty offences.
The court heard Van-Rysewyk was on parole for near-identical offences when she carried out the supermarket scam in May this year.
Documents tendered to the court reveal Van-Rysewyk attended trhe chain's supermarket in Goulburn on the afternoon of May 9 and handed over an invoice for online order along with two packs of L'Oreal Revitalift filler.
She claimed they were the wrong product and she wanted to return them, however the store manager recognised Van-Rysewyk from an in-store security bulletin and contacted police.
The manager pointed out several discrepancies in invoice when speaking with police and confirmed it was a fake.
Officers discovered a further 63 fraudulent Coles online invoices and 61 fake Woolworths invoices in Van-Rysewyk's hire car during a subsequent search.
They also found seven boxes of Olay Eyes Brightening Cream, four bottles of Natures Way Restore Probiotic Health, nine bottles of Natures Way Probiotic 100 Billion capsules and one box of L'Oreal Revitalift Filler.
Police believe the products were stolen or illegally obtained and Van-Rysewyk was trying to gain a financial benefit by returning them using the fake invoices.
Van-Rysewyk was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station where police discovered her in possession of a small amount of cannabis and methamphetamine.
She was charged with three fraud-related offences, having suspected stolen goods in her custody and drug possession.
In court on Friday, defence lawyer Claire Carpenter said Van-Rysewyk's criminal record coincided with her foray into drug taking and she had committed the current set of crimes in a bid to support her addiction.
She said Van-Rysewyk had tried to secure a bed in a residential rehabilitation program but one had not yet become available.
With time served, Van-Rysewyk will be released on parole in August 2021.