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Woman charged over two pursuits, attempted fraud at Mooball

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with leading police on two pursuits on Saturday and an alleged attempted fraud near Tweed Heads.

Police say that around 2.10pm yesterday (Saturday), the woman entered a cafe on Tweed Valley Way at Mooball, before allegedly trying to pay for petrol with a fraudulent checque.

When she was challenged by staff members, the woman, who was allegedly in possession of a knife, threatened staff before fleeing.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were called and arrived a short time later.

The woman was arrested nearby after a short foot chase.

Following her arrest officers found a stolen Chrysler sedan nearby. The Chrysler was seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

Police will allege that the woman was the driver of the Chrysler and previously led police on two short pursuits in the Tweed/Byron area.

The woman was taken to Tweed Heads police station where she was charged with a number of offences including two counts of failing to stop during a police pursuit (Skye’s law), two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of taking and driving a conveyance, obtaining a benefit by deception, and resisting arrest.

She was refused bail and is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow (Monday).


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