Using mum's debit card almost lands teen in jail

NINETEEN-year-old Amanda Jade Haughton narrowly missed a term in jail when she appeared in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on a fraud charge on Tuesday.

She also faced a charge for possession of a glass pipe (for smoking drugs).

MORE COURT REPORTS:

>> Thief stole dog food because mate was too scared

>> Man released after assault, ignoring domestic violence order

>> Magistrate to crim: Don't call me mate unless you want jail

Police prosecutor Merrilyn Hoskins told the court Haughton had stolen $420 in three transactions by using her mother's bank debit card.

The court heard the offences were while Haughton was on an earlier parole.

Haughton said she had been owed the money, having previously given her mother $500 for car registration.

Mr Morrow imposed a two-month jail term for each offence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered Haughton pay $420 compensation to her mother.

"If you come before the court again, you will go to jail," he said.



‘I’m going to f--- you up’: Woman’s threats to neighbour

Premium Content ‘I’m going to f--- you up’: Woman’s threats to neighbour

Defence said woman had spent 13 years living on the streets

CALLING ARTISTS: Workshop space offers all kinds of classes

Premium Content CALLING ARTISTS: Workshop space offers all kinds of classes

A DATE night in Gladstone has become more interesting with a new space offering all...

‘GOING TO SMASH YOU’: Man beat victim to near death

Premium Content ‘GOING TO SMASH YOU’: Man beat victim to near death

Mark Edward Parter’s victim suffered fractured ribs and a collapsed lung among...