Mooroopna woman pleads guilty to charges during ice-fuelled venture

By Ashlea Witoslawski

A Mooroopna woman has pleaded guilty to a number of charges which took place while she was high on ice over 18 months ago. 

Kelly Harbrow, 28, appeared at Shepparton Magistrates' Court yesterday, with five charges which occurred on February 13, 2018 at a Bunnings Warehouse in Kangaroo Flat. 

Police prosecutor Les Oroszvary told the court Harbrow was unlicensed and on bail at the time when she and an accomplice entered the timber yard and began loading a trolley with various items. 

The accused then proceeded to drive her vehicle into the shed before they began loading the car. 

When approached by a staff member, Harbrow started driving away, forcing the victim to jump out of the away for safety. 

Later arrested and interviewed by police, the accused said she had no memory of the incident as she was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time. 

Defence lawyer Luke Slater said Harbrow had been working hard to "establish some positive social activities" including painting and gardening at her home. 

Mr Slater said the accused had also stayed out of trouble since January this year. 

Magistrate Stella Stuthridge said she was delighted to see Harbrow looking healthier and undertaking more positive habits. 

Currently on a Community Corrections Order, Ms Stuthridge said it was important for the accused to complete the order. 

She was fined $1000, was ordered to pay a $375 compensation fee and her drivers licence was also cancelled for a four-month period. 


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