A Warrnambool woman alleged to have bashed her mother before stealing her mobile phone during a family dispute overnight has been released on bail.
Bianca Gavin, 41, of Ocean Grove, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday where she made a self-represented bail application.
The court heard she had a significant criminal history and a dependency on drugs and alcohol.
Ms Gavin told the court she was currently on a community corrections order and would continue to complete the 70 hours of community work if she was released on bail.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann released her from custody with bail conditions, including she not leave Victoria, abide by a 10pm to 7am curfew and not contact the victim.
On May 25 Ms Gavin attended her mother's house despite a court order preventing her from doing so, the court was told.
She demanded her mother give her $50.
The victim gave her $30 in cash. Ms Gavin became angry and kicked the victim before grabbing her by the neck and headbutting her.
She ripped the victim's shirt and stole a $20 note from her. The victim attempted to contact the police but Ms Gavin snatched the phone off her and left the premises with it in her possession.
The victim attended Ms Gavin's house the following day and the items were returned. Police said the victim was not injured.
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