A girl who attempted to sell a stolen mountain bike on a purchase and sell Facebook web page became caught out while the owner posed as a capacity purchaser.
Maraea Gage, 29, who is living in Blenheim, however, changed into in Auckland at the time, pleaded responsible for receiving assets over $a thousand at Blenheim District Court on Monday.
On March 29, a black and gray Trek X-Caliber 7 bicycle turned into stolen from outside Sylvia Park, in Mount Wellington, Auckland.
The proprietor located his stolen motorcycle on the market on a Facebook buy and sell web page on April 13. The dealer becomes using the username “Lisa Queenie”, a police summary of records stated.
The following day, the owner informed the police that he had organized with the vendor to fulfill at a nearby McDonald’s in Auckland to view the motorcycle.
At approximately 1.15pm on April 14, police arrived at McDonald’s where they witnessed Gage ride the bicycle into the car park.
She approached the owner and allowed him to test experience the bike.
The owner confirmed the bike became his by using checking the serial variety imprinted on the frame. The bike is valued at $1199, the summary stated.
Police arrested the defendant. In clarification, Gage stated she had bought the bicycle for $250 from a vendor at the purchase and sell page at the cease of March for her son.
She said she no longer had the messages among her and the vendor as she didn’t understand she could want them, the police precis said.
The defendant had formerly been earlier than the courtroom.
Blenheim network constable Russ Smith stated police had been privy to similar conditions going on in Marlborough.
If people discovered themselves in a similar state of affairs, he endorsed them to let police recognize.
He additionally cautioned human beings to report stolen gadgets to police.
“That makes it plenty simpler for us to observe up once they find out their object is being offered with the aid of someone else.”
The mountain bike proprietor had performed the right thing by using involving police, he said.
“We have the capability to comply with matters up from a felony standpoint, we’re supported by rules to do this. Better we do this.”