Glamorous model, 20, who stole candles and bedsheets worth $360 from Myer’s homeware sections blames the theft on a bad break-up
- Bonnie Skea, 20, from Brisbane, tried to steal homewares from a Myer store
- She attempted to walk out of the shop with $360 worth of products on August 1
- The model blamed her ‘out of character’ actions on a recent bad breakup
- Skea returned the items and was placed on a good behaviour bond for 6 months
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A glamorous model who tried to walk out of Myer with stolen goods has blamed the ‘out of character’ act on a bad breakup.
Bonnie Skea, 20, from Brisbane, decided to steal $360 worth of homewares from the popular chain department store just before midday on August 1.
Skea tried to leave the shop with a collection of bed sheets, scented candles and hand sanitiser hidden in her shopping bags, The Courier Mail reported.
Model Bonnie Skea (pictured above), 20, from Brisbane, attempted to steal $360 worth of homewares from a Myer store just before midday on August 1
Skea (pictured above) tried to take a collection of bed sheets, scented candles and hand sanitiser in her shopping bags and walk out of the store without paying
Sandgate Magistrates Court heard the 20-year-old (pictured), who worked four jobs and had studied both physics and aviation, blamed a bad break up for her ‘out of character’ actions
Police prosecutor Sergeant Troy Newman told Sandgate Magistrates Court that loss prevention officers inside Myer had spotted Skea taking the products.
‘(She was) concealing the items in her shopping bag then failed to pay when leaving the store,’ Sgt Newman said.
The Tamblyn Management model was confronted and told the officers she couldn’t afford to pay for the homewares.
‘When confronted she made full admissions and said she didn’t have any money to pay for the items,’ Sgt Newman explained.
Skea’s lawyer said the model had just gone through a tough break up and was having a bad day.
The court heard Skea worked four jobs and had studied both physics and aviation.
‘She had the money, she doesn’t know why she did it, she just walked out,’ Skea’s lawyer said.
The 20-year-old immediately returned the items and was not made to pay.
Skea was put on a six-month-long good behaviour bond of $400.
No conviction was recorded.
Skea was put on a six-month-long good behaviour bond and no conviction was recorded