Probation for teen's crime spree

A TEENAGER with an existing criminal record, and who was convicted on almost 50 charges, has walked away from Ipswich Magistrates Court with a probation order.

Hannah Rose Feasey, 18, tallied up the rap sheet in a crime spree over an eight-month period, beginning in February last year.

The list of charges included 15 of fraud and nine of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Feasey left court with an 18-month probation order and 100 hours of community service, to be completed within a year.

The Department of Police Prosecutions asked for Feasey to be sentenced to a 12-month Intensive Correction Order.

In Feasey's defence, solicitor Matthew Fairclough said the teen had faced challenges.

He said Feasey was still in a relationship with her boyfriend and co-accused in some of the charges.

"The big thing with a person of her age is clearly she has a number of lifestyle and relationship issues," Mr Fairclough said.

"It's taken the system the best part of a year to get her here and along the way she has racked up five fail to appear (which) almost led her to being kept in custody."

Magistrate Donna MacCallum said the next time Feasey came before the court she could go to prison.

"Certainly there is a large range of offences committed over an eight-month period," Ms MacCallum said.

"You have had a small taste of it when you were kept in custody over the weekend. You are the master of your own destiny. Take the opportunity open to you to fix it.

"You have had a small taste of it when you were kept in custody over the weekend. You are the master of your own destiny. Take the opportunity open to you to fix it.

"As you are aware there is a lot of property involved here which has had an impact on the victims."



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