Rocky woman acts on revenge for missing man Robert Martinez

MAREEA Olivia Anderson thought she was getting revenge for missing person Robert Martinez when she broke into a Rockhampton house and stole more than $8800 worth of goods.

It wasn't until she was disturbed by the occupant she realised she was in the wrong house.

"Sorry love," she said as she fled the scene.

The 39-year-old pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to one count of burglary.

The court heard Anderson had seen a man she thought was wearing Mr Martinez's clothes so she went to what she believed was his address in North Rockhampton.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Shaun Janes said at about 1.45pm on March 22 Anderson entered the dwelling through a back door.

He said she took jewellery, cash and personal cards before the complainant interrupted her.

The court heard she took off in her car, but the complainant was able to provide the number plate to police who later tracked her down.

Snr Cons Janes said on March 25 the complainant found a paper bag at his house containing some of the stolen items.

Duty lawyer Joanne Madden said her client treated Mr Martinez "like a son".

She said Anderson initially went there to find the clothes, but decided she would "hurt" the person by taking goods from the house.

The court heard the defendant had a long history of dishonesty offences and had been to jail previously.

Magistrate Cameron Press sentenced Anderson to 15 months imprisonment with a parole release date of November 6.

She was also ordered to pay $8827 in restitution.



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