Find Misty for me, she didn’t show

A WOMAN who failed to attend court in Albury last week after police flew her from Ballina to give evidence has had warrants issued for her arrest on unrelated fraud matters.

Misty Lee Wilson was brought to Albury last Wednesday as an essential witness in the case of a Lavington man charged with assault and two counts of intimidation.

When when police arrived at the Albury airport to collect Wilson, she could not be found, even though they confirmed she had been on a flight.

Police were unable to contact her the next day and her mobile phone remained switched off.

Magistrate Tony Murray was told of the situation, the police offered no evidence in the matter and charges against Tyrone Royce Biggs were withdrawn.

Mr Murray questioned whether Wilson had a return flight which was confirmed by police.

Mr Murray suggested that police may want to consider cancelling the return trip.

Wilson, 34, formerly of Garoogong Road, Springdale Heights, was due to appear in Albury Local Court yesterday on two counts of obtaining money by deception and unlicensed driving but she failed to attend.

A Legal Aid solicitor then withdrew from the matters.

Mr Murray convicted Wilson and issued warrants for her arrest.

The fraud matters involved the theft of two cheques belonging to the father of her former partner.

Their relationship ended about 2004 and they had four children with shared custody.

The former partner was looking after his father at Strathmerton and Wilson went there to care for the children in 2010.

When her estranged partner went on a holiday to Alice Springs, Wilson stole the cheques.

One cheque, made out for $1800, was used to pay outstanding rent on November 29, 2010, to an Albury agent.

The other cheque, made out for $2000, went into Wilson’s account.

Her former partner made a statement to police after his after alerted him that the money was missing.

Albury detectives interviewed Wilson in June this year and she was charged over the thefts.