Accused woman in hurry

A GLENROY woman charged with a spate of house break-ins has told a magistrate she wanted the matters finalised.

“I just want to be sentenced,” Christine Lee Payne, 30, told Albury Local Court when appearing through a video link from Emu Plains jail.

Magistrate Tony Murray replied: “I can assure you the time spent in custody will not be wasted”.

Payne was represented yesterday by Legal Aid solicitor Jim Allen on 11 counts of aggravated break and enter committing a serious indictable offence in company.

Director of Public Prosecutions representative Tonya Adamson said three police statements remain outstanding from the brief of evidence.

Mr Murray adjourned the case to July 21 for a case conference to be held with any further statements to be served by July 4.

Payne, of Wilkinson Street, is charged over break-ins on February 17 and 24 and seven days in March, mostly at Lavington homes, with one at North Albury and another at Springdale Heights.

It is alleged Payne was accompanied by Rebecca Lee Giddings.

Giddings, 29, of Coolibah Court, Thurgoona, faces a similar 11 counts of aggravated break and enter in company.

She has also been charged with receiving a stolen nine carat gold bracelet and possessing methamphetamine.

Each of the women first appeared in court on March 18 but neither applied for bail at the time.

They have remained on remand as police prepared evidence.

Giddings was represented by solicitor Duc Vo, who agreed to an adjournment until July 21.

There were no applications for bail by Payne or Giddings.

Both will appear before the court through a video link in July.

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