A Byron Bay man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a credit card from a backpacker and going on a spending spree.
The card was stolen at a Byron Bay Beach on December 8 and police allege over the next few days the credit card was used at numerous supermarkets to purchase food, drinks and cigarettes valued at $493.33.
Following an investigation, a 35-year-old man from Byron Bay was arrested on January 8.
He has been charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception and bailed to appear before Byron Bay Local Court January 18.
Punch-up after drinks stolen from supermarket
About 3.20pm on Tuesday, January 9, it is alleged a 30-year-old female from Woy Woy entered a Byron bay supermarket where it is alleged she was seen to steal drink items to the value of $10.00.
Three different staff members were outside and it is alleged she punched two of them, causing no physical injury, and spat in the face of another before walking off with the stolen property.
About 4pm the next day (January 10) police located the female in a park in Byron Bay. She was arrested and charged with shoplifting and assault.
She was bailed to appear before Byron Bay Local Court February 1.