A man was arrested after allegedly stealing a woman's purse and using her credit card to buy alcohol.
A man was arrested after allegedly stealing a woman's purse and using her credit card to buy alcohol.

Ballina man charged with credit card fraud

A BALLINA man has been charged after allegedly stealing a woman's purse and buying alcohol with her credit card.

Ballina police allege that on Sunday a purse was stolen from a Ballina supermarket. The purse contained, along with other items, a credit card.

A short time later a 34-year-old Ballina man used the stolen credit card to purchase alcohol on two occasions.

CCTV of the man was placed in the Richmond PD page.

On Wednesday an off-duty police officer sighted the 34-year-old, who was wearing the same clothes he was wearing during the frauds.

He was charged with two counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and was refused bail.

Further inquiries may lead to additional charges being laid in respect to his possession of the credit card. #BallinaCrime



State Forests reopen after fires

premium_icon State Forests reopen after fires

A NUMBER of Northern Rivers State Forests have reopened to the public after rain...

Friends mourn East Lismore man killed in Ballina

Friends mourn East Lismore man killed in Ballina

JESSE Vilkelis-Curas was taken off life-support five days after he was involved in...

The search to uncover toxic danger on our firegrounds

premium_icon The search to uncover toxic danger on our firegrounds

World-class researchers study soils from across the Northern Rivers