Shannon Krystina Clare, 30, was involved in four gasoline departures between June and November. Photo file.
A woman who admitted to participating in gas rides through Nelson and Marlborough had learned nothing from previous offenses, a judge said.
Shannon Krystina Clare, 30, has been involved in four departures, some with a co-accused accused between June and November this year.
A police summary of facts indicate that Clare put $ 20 worth of fuel in her car around 8:10 am on June 1 in Nelson and left without paying.
Then on October 24, Clare drove to the Z gas station in Stoke when an “associate” put $ 39.99 in the car she was driving.
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The associate told a gas station employee that she forgot her card and would be back shortly to pay before she and Clare drove off.
They never came back.
The couple repeated the same thing on October 31, when they put $ 80.02 in a car at the Z Nelson gas station and never came back to pay.
Then, on November 5, the couple traveled to Z Blenheim on Scott St, where the co-accused put $ 79.99 worth of fuel in the car. She gave a false name and said she would come back but never returned.
On November 3, Clare entered Rebel Sport Blenheim, where she had hidden two bags. She used the bags to take items valued at $ 169.97 and left without paying.
When police spoke to her, Clare gave no reasonable explanation for her actions, according to the summary.
Clare appeared in Blenheim District Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and one count of shoplifting. The alleged co-defendant had not yet pleaded.
Her attorney Kent Arnott asked if Judge Barkle would sentence her the same day and release her on bail to an address in Nelson when she was due to start a new job.
He said she would be ready to take on community work, and Clare admitted that she had “background” drug issues.
But Judge Garry Barkle said he remembers Clare telling him the same thing before.
“Maybe it was July of last year when I sentenced you and that was where you were going, but it doesn’t seem to be happening,” Judge Barkle said.
“You obviously didn’t do that [job] for a while. ”
He told Clare that she hadn’t listened.
” It’s reality. That’s the dilemma, ”Justice Barkle said.
“Where does it stop for the community? When do they get the message.
Clare was remanded in custody for sentencing on December 14.