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Mum couldn’t pay fuel bill for over a month

A WOMAN who filled her vehicle up with fuel told the store she wouldn't have the money to pay the full cost for more than a month.

Kristie Maree Trevor, 40, pleaded guilty on October 28 in Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one count of stealing fuel.

Police prosecutor Jess King said Trevor attended the Denham St Caltex on August 6 at 11.45am and pumped 49.8 litres of fuel worth $58.23 into her vehicle.

She said Trevor entered the store and told staff she was unable to pay but she would be back later to pay.

Ms King said staff called police when Trevor did not return.

She said Trevor claimed she forgot and would attend later.

Ms King said when police followed up with staff, they were advised Trevor attended but told them she couldn't pay the full amount until September 19.

She said the fuel had been paid prior to Trevor's court matter.

Ms King said Trevor's criminal history included convictions for similar offences.

Defence lawyer Lachlan Robertson said Trevor was a single mother of two with a seven-year-old child in a wheelchair, diagnosed with muscle degenerative disease.

Trevor was fined $500 and a conviction was recorded.


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