Aussie Mum Confesses To Stealing $4500 Worth Of Groceries
A Queensland woman has confessed to employing an elaborate self-service check-out scam which enabled her to steal $4500 worth of groceries from Coles and Woolworths.
Kylie Milner, a 35-year-old mother, admitted to using the trick on more than 30 occasions at various supermarkets across regional Queensland when she appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday.
According to the Queensland Times, her labour-intensive scam involved photocopying the barcodes from 65 cent and 72 cent packets of two-minute noodles, printing them on sticky labels and attaching them to expensive items such as meat, coffee machines and protein powders.
Milner's plot was only uncovered when store managers noticed that she seemed nervous each time she used the self-service check-out.
A judge handed Milner a nine-month suspended sentence on 31 counts of fraud, and ordered her to pay $1545 and $2070 to Coles and Woolworths respectively.