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Woman thanks magistrate for sending her to jail

A GYMPIE woman, released from jail on Monday, was told to get out of Queensland and stay out, when she appeared by video link in Gympie Magistrates Court.

Magistrate Mrs M Baldwin particularly advised Jasminum Veronica Maher to stay away from Gympie, for her own sake.

She urged her to avoid the people she knew here whose influence apparently led to much of her trouble.

That trouble had included the loss of access to her children.

"I don't like to say it, but if you lie down with dogs, you'll get fleas," Mrs Baldwin said.

Explaining her suspended sentence and allowance for time served, she told Maher: "You'll be out of jail today."

"Really?" said Maher, obviously delighted.

"Oh thank you," she said, adding extra thanks to Mrs Baldwin for sending her to jail in the first place, getting her away from influences which had contributed to her situation.

"It's not often people thank me for sending them to jail," Mrs Baldwin said.

"I agree you should not come back to Gympie, or you will end up with the same people who led to you losing your children.

"Living with family was good, until you came back to Gympie and got in trouble again."

She said Maher's good behaviour during two years living with relatives in New South Wales showed she could stay out of trouble.

Maher pleaded guilty to unlawfully using a car taken from Jimboomba between May 23 and June 13.

Her fingerprints had been found in the car, the court was told.

The vehicle had been found at Traveston and was badly damaged, to a value of more than $2000.

Mrs Baldwin sentenced Maher to three months jail, with an allowance for time served in custody awaiting her case, the rest of the sentence to be suspended for 12 months.

She also ordered Maher to pay $500, as her share of the compensation for damage to the car.

Gympie Times

Topics:  crime gympie magistrates court punishment rehabilitation



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