Young woman faces court after she sold a stolen PlayStation

Wagga Local Court
Wagga Local Court

A woman who sold a PlayStation, which is alleged to have been stolen during a break and enter, has faced court. 

Paige Kennewell, of Young, was convicted of disposing of stolen property and making a misleading statement in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday. 

According to police facts tendered to the court, the 20-year-old sold the console for $90 to a Young pawn shop on December 27.

The facts stated a number of stolen credit and personal cards were found in the bin during a search of Kennewell’s home. 

Kennewell’s solicitor, Dominic Holles, told the court his client had moved to Young and fallen in with the wrong crowd. 

“She had a period of homelessness but has now relocated to Wagga, is in a stable relationship and is seeking employment,” Mr Holles said. 

“I would suggest this was an isolated incident and there is low likelihood of re-offending given she has relocated.” 

Ms Kennedy told Kennewell it was important to focus on her career as she handed down her sentence. 

Kennewell was ordered to pay $619 in compensation, fined $200, placed on a 10-month good behaviour bond and will need to complete 40 hours of community service.