A TERANG mother has been refused bail after confessing she trafficked ice for 16 months to support her young family.
Rebecca Fuge, 30, of Grey Street, was refused bail in Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday after pleading guilty to trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of theft, handling stolen goods, deception to receive property and failing to appear on bail.
Senior Constable Tony Hassett, from Warrnambool CIU, said Mrs Fuge presented at the town’s police station on May 28 while her partner was being interviewed for a separate offence.
He told the court she was identified in connection to an outstanding warrant for a motor vehicle theft, as well as shoplifting from a Warrnambool sex shop on May 7.
Police found a stolen driver’s licence in her possession, which she admitted had been used to purchase a mobile phone online.
She confessed she had trafficked methamphetamine in Frankston from January 1, 2013 to May 7 this year to support her family and pay rent.
The court was told that on February 20 the accused was intercepted on the Moorooduc Highway driving a stolen vehicle worth $32,000.
She then provided a fake name and date of birth.
Magistrate Tim Walsh refused bail, saying despite Mrs Fuge’s intentions to make a clean slate, there was too much risk of reoffending.
She will appear in court at a later date for sentencing.