POLICE arrested a 26-year-old woman over a number of offences including fraud, theft and fleeing on foot.
POLICE arrested a 26-year-old woman over a number of offences including fraud, theft and fleeing on foot. Trevor Veale

Woman arrested for fraud, theft and fleeing police

POLICE will allege a 26-year-old woman armed with a knife threatened staff at a Mooball café when they wouldn’t accept a fraudulent cheque for petrol she used to refuel a stolen Chrysler.

When Officers from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were called to the scene shortly after 2.10pm yesterday, the woman fled on foot and was arrested after a short pursuit.

Police will allege the woman entered a café on Tweed Valley Way at Mooball and attempted to pay for the petrol with a fraudulent cheque.

When she was challenged by staff members, the woman, who was allegedly in possession of a knife, threatened staff before fleeing.

She was arrested nearby after a short foot chase.

Following her arrest officers found a stolen Chrysler sedan nearby.

The Chrysler was seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

Police will allege that the woman was the driver of the Chrysler and previously led police on two short pursuits in the Tweed/Byron area.

The woman was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she was charged with a number of offences including; fail to stop police pursuit (Skye’s law) (x2), Drive whilst disqualified (x2), take and drive conveyance (x2), obtain benefit by deception, and resist arrest.

She was refused bail and is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow.