By DOREEN POLOH WAIM
A 28-year-old woman who appeared before the Lae Committal Court on Monday for stealing more than K1,000 from a Bank South Pacific automatic telling machine early last week has been remanded in custody after she could not afford to pay her bail of K300.
The case has been adjourned to April 12 for committal hearing.
Marilyn Tatu, of Pere village, Lorengau, Manus province, was charged with stealing more than K1,400 from an ATM at the BSP Lae commercial branch.
The action is in breach of section 372 (1) of the Criminal Code, Chapter 262.
The court heard that on Jan 15, Tatu had stolen a BSP Save-card from someone she knew and used it to withdraw the money.
The card owner found out and reported the matter to police, resulting in her arrest.
The court also heard that this was not Tatu’s first offence – she was out on a K200 bail for a similar offence when she committed the offence last week.