Need to 'meet boys' ends in court

A FOURTH member of a former Warwick family with a history of severe dishonesty has fronted court this week, after fraudulently obtaining ID to illegally go to licensed premises to “meet boys”.

Dalby teenager Amanda Jane Holtham, 17, fronted Warwick Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face charges related to falsifying documents and possessing suspected stolen property.

The court heard police executed a search warrant of a Leyburn property in November of last year in relation to a stealing investigation and located two 18+ cards bearing the teenager’s image.

Holtham told police when she was 16 she used her sister’s ID and completed documents to be issued with an 18+ card that displayed her picture but her older sister’s name and age.

The court heard Amanda Holtham wanted the ID cards so she could get into licensed premises and “meet boys”.

During the search of the property police also uncovered a number of suspected stolen items belonging to Amanda Holtham, including DVDs and books.

Amanda’s mother, Theresa, brother Richard and older sister Chanelle – whose ID Amanda used – faced a total of 81 charges following the search and investigation, which involved around $20,000 worth of stolen goods.

Around $10,000 worth of goods were believed to be fleeced from local properties and vehicles during the Holtham’s crime spree.

Holtham matriarch Theresa was the most severely punished of the trio and was sentenced to six months actual jail.

Amanda Holtham was this week fined $500 and no conviction was recorded against her.



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