Man fined for siphoning account

A MOUNT Marshall man with a history of dishonesty and theft has found himself back in court after siphoning $600 out of his ex-girlfriend’s bank account.

Justin Lindsay Norman Dobbins, 30, appeared in Warwick Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face two counts of fraud.

The court heard he used the woman’s internet banking details to log into her account and withdraw two amounts of $300.

Fearful his phone would be disconnected due to non-payment, Dobbins – who was unemployed at the time – was heard to have hacked into his former girlfriend’s account for the money to pay it.

Magistrate Anne Thacker this week ordered him to pay $600 restitution and fined him a further $1000 but that will not see the end of his legal woes.

Dobbins appeared in Warwick District Court in September last year after a stealing spree in which he and an accomplice targeted the UHF radios of council-owned machinery.

The latest offences were committed while on a sentence and Dobbins will now have to front Warwick District Court again for re-sentencing.



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