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Woman resentenced for slew of offences after failing probation

A woman has been resentenced for a slew of offences after breaching her probation orders.

Probations and parole officer Tabatha McDouall asked the Roma Magistrates Court, on February 4, to withdraw Kristen Renee Hickey’s probation order and it was in breach.

Hickey’s solicitor Leslee Reed told the court of some rough experiences the defendant had, such as witnessing three deaths and suffering through abusive relationships.

She also had to face a QCAT battle for her pets.

Ms Reed said Hickey’s GP had referred her to Drug Arm.

Hickey told the court that due to her upbringing, she had never been familiar to asking people for help.

“I haven’t had a lot of support throughout my life and It’s been quite an experience up until now,” she said.

But Magistrate Peter Saggers said she needed the probation assistance then more than ever.

“You should have done all those things through the probation order,” Magistrate Saggers said.

He removed Hickey’s probation orders and breaches.

But she was resentenced for multiple offences such as stealing a chocolate bar, obstructing a police officer, two drug offences, and failing to dispose of a needle correctly.

Hickey was fined $1000 and had the conviction automatically recorded.

“You’re off the probation order, but you need to do these things for yourself,” Magistrate Saggers said.


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