A woman has admitted to being involved in two burglaries and other thefts in the Bendigo area.
Early in the morning of November 7 last year, Lauren Trembath took part in the burglary of a display home in Epsom, stealing a television, lamps and pamphlets worth $2150.
Later that morning, the 26-year-old was also involved in a burglary at Huntly and stole a nappy bag and a vacuum cleaner.
Police searched Trembath's unit the following day and found methamphetamine, the stolen nappy bag and vacuum cleaner, and pamphlets from the display home.
She made no admissions to the offending when interviewed by police.
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Last month, Trembath partook in the theft of a box trailer from the driveway of a home in Junortoun.
That same day, items were stolen from two vehicles in the same street, and there was also the attempted theft of a car.
Police caught Trembath when the vehicle in which she was travelling and the stolen trailer jack-knifed.
A search of the vehicle uncovered stolen items.
Trembath was on bail at the time, and her offending breached an earlier community corrections order.
This week, she pleaded guilty in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court to seven charges of theft, two charges of burglary, three charges of committing an indictable offence on bail, dealing with property suspected to be the proceeds of crime, failing to comply with the direction of the Chief Health Officer, two counts of contravening bail conditions, possessing methamphetamine, using methamphetamine, and possessing a controlled weapon, after magistrate Rodney Higgins told her of the sentence she would receive.
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The court heard during the sentence indication hearing that Trembath had spent 15 of her 18 days in custody
"It's been extremely trying on my client," defence lawyer Robert Timms said.
The court was told the catalyst for Trembath's offending was her use of methamphetamine, and while she and her family had tried to do something about it, she had a tendency to fall back into its abuse.
"She is literally just hanging around with the worst types of people," Mr Timms said.
Mr Higgins noted that she had done some work on drugs while on her community corrections order, and the court heard she had returned some clean drug screens.
Mr Higgins sentenced her to 18 days' imprisonment, already served, and an 18-month community corrections order.
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