Collie woman sentenced for six offences

A 24-year-old Collie woman has avoided imprisonment after being sentenced for six offences in the Collie Magistrates Court last week.

Jasmine Louise Casey was handed a 12-month community-based order and fined $3500 for the offences, which occurred between December 2017 and September 2018, after undergoing a pre-sentence report.

Magistrate Evan Shackleton said imprisonment was an option as Casey was serving a suspended term of imprisonment for burglary when some of the offences occurred.

He also said he wasn’t completely persuaded by the results of Casey’s pre-sentence report, however he said he wasn’t convinced imprisonment was the ‘only solution’ to address Casey’s offending.

Casey had previously pleaded guilty to the offences, which included charges of no authority to drive, failure to comply with police and providing fake details in relation to an incident in Usher on December 17, 2017.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Greg Ward told the court Casey had given police her sister’s name when pulled over and had refused to take a drug swipe test because ‘it would have come back positive’.

She was also driving with a suspended licence at the time.

Casey had also pleaded guilty to trespass after she ignored a banning notice that banned her from entering Target Country on January 30.

Casey’s lawyer told the court the incident was a ‘mistake’ and Casey had not known she was banned from the store at the time.

Casey also pleaded guilty to two further offences – breach of bail after missing a court appearance and another charge of no authority to drive from September 3.

At her previous court appearance, Casey also pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing from December 17, 2017 at the Bunbury Farmers Market.

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