Stolen outdoor gear offered online

February 23, 2016 | By More

A Linwood woman listed items for sale on Facebook after two burglaries of a Phillipstown outdoor supplies firm, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Fiona Jean Broadhurst, 33, pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving property stolen from the firm.

She listed tactical jackets and a backpack, valued at between $500 and $1000, stolen from Twin Needles which had been burgled on December 20 and again early on January 10.

She told the police an associate had delivered the gear to her on January 10, and they were seen listed for sale on Facebook on January 14.

Judge Jane Farish remanded Broadhurst on bail to March 15 for a restorative justice meeting with the burglary victim. If the meeting cannot take place, she may be sentenced on that day.

An alleged co-offender, Edward Elvis Tumanako Harris, 38, has pleaded not guilty and is remanded for a case review hearing in April.

 

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