Using mum's debit card almost lands teen in jail

NINETEEN-year-old Amanda Jade Haughton narrowly missed a term in jail when she appeared in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on a fraud charge on Tuesday.

She also faced a charge for possession of a glass pipe (for smoking drugs).

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Police prosecutor Merrilyn Hoskins told the court Haughton had stolen $420 in three transactions by using her mother's bank debit card.

The court heard the offences were while Haughton was on an earlier parole.

Haughton said she had been owed the money, having previously given her mother $500 for car registration.

Mr Morrow imposed a two-month jail term for each offence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered Haughton pay $420 compensation to her mother.

"If you come before the court again, you will go to jail," he said.



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