98 charges of sheep theft

A COROWA woman is facing 98 charges for sheep theft dating back to 2001.

Nadine Grant Hase-Bell, 41, did not appear when the charges were listed in Albury Local Court yesterday for the first time.

Hase-Bell, 41, of Lilydale Road, faces eight theft charges involving crossbred lambs, ewes and mixed lambs valued at $22,063.07.

She has also been charged with receiving or disposing of stolen property, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, using a false instrument with intent, dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception and using a false document to obtain an advantage.

One charge relates to dealing with the proceeds of crime between November 4, 2005, and December 3, 2012.

It involves 1782 sheep, 1483 lambs, 217 hoggets, 66 ewes and 15 rams, valued at $191,208.97.

Sen-Constable Scott Barton, from Albury stock squad, is the informant.

Magistrate Tony Murray said some charges were strictly indictable.

Police prosecutor Sgt Andrew Pike said there had been talk the Director of Public Prosecutions office may withdraw some indictable matters.

Hase-Bell is not on bail

The charges were adjourned until May 13.

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