Pregnant Natasha Kelly refused bail again, cases adjourned until Thursday next week

UPDATE, Tuesday, 7.10am: A PREGNANT woman accused of breaching corrections orders by not complying and more offending, has again been refused bail.

Natasha Kelly, 27, of McLean Court, Portland, and McGregors Road, Warrnambool, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday. 

Last week she unsuccessfully applied for bail when she represented herself.

She's 27 weeks pregnant and her mother attended court on Monday with family members in support of Ms Kelly.

In a hotly contested bail application, barrister Timothy F. Sullivan conceded that his client had used ice since becoming pregnant and being in custody could be the best place for her - in the short term.

He said the bail application was not a football game and he wasn't in Warrnambool court to cheer on Ms Kelly.

Magistrate Cynthia Toose refused bail saying Ms Kelly had been charged with a number of serious offences, been caught on security camera footage offending and made admissions to police.

She said on top of that Ms Kelly had breached two corrections order, one imposed this year on 20 charges relating to serious dishonesty.

The magistrate said Ms Kelly had a significant criminal record  and was an unacceptable risk of further offending.

The case was adjourned until August 16 when Ms Kelly has other listed in court and Mr Sullivan is expected to get further instructions in relation to the new charges prior to that hearing date.

Last week: A woman charged with burglaries and thefts has been refused bail after her mother failed to attend to support her in court.

​Natasha Kelly, 27, of McLean Court, Portland, and McGregors Road, Warrnambool, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court late on Tuesday.

She has been charged with burglaries, thefts, handling stolen goods, obtaining financial advantage by deception and attempting to gain property by deception.

Detective Senior Constable Elissa Smith, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said there had been three burglaries committed at a Raglan Parade address during March with a driver's licence, cheque book, trailer and tools stolen.

Ms Kelly was then captured on security camera footage trying to deposit a stolen cheque made out for $1000 into a bank.

The transaction was declined.

On July 14 police claim Ms Kelly and her boyfriend went to a home in Francis Street, Portland, where they stole personal identity cards and electronic items valued at $2500.

They were captured on security camera footage.

At 2am last Saturday morning the couple caught a taxi and travelled around Warrnambool before running off without paying $46.30.

Ms Kelly was again identified through security camera footage.

About noon on Monday police officers went to a McGregors Road home and saw the man jump back fences and flee.

He has not been arrested but Ms Kelly was taken into custody.

Detective Senior Constable Smith said Ms Kelly was currently on a community corrections order imposed for theft and handling and receiving stolen property.

She missed an appointment on Monday with Office Of Corrections staff when she was going to be told she was being prosecuted for breaching the order after only attending once since March.

She has prior court appearances for aggravated burglary, causing damage, driving offences, deception and 19 bail offences.

 Ms Kelly said she was 27 weeks pregnant and could live with her mother only 100 metres from the Heywood police station.

She said she was willing to comply with strict bail conditions, had mental health issues and her unborn baby was feeling stressed.

Magistrate Michael Coghlan refused bail saying Ms Kelly's mother needed to attend court and the accused was an unacceptable risk of continuing to offend.

Ms Kelly is expected to be back in court on Thursday to again apply for bail, hopefully with the support of her mother.