Thieving a camping toilet, sleeping bag, half a bottle of vodka left on an outside table and a jacket stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash has almost landed Springdale Heights woman Nicole Taylor in jail.
But instead she will get to serve the nine months at her Conargo Road home.
Albury Local Court magistrate Rodney Brender ordered home detention for Taylor, who was jailed in 2017 for domestic violence-related matters, as part of an intensive corrections order.
The disability carer must wear an electronic monitoring device. Taylor, 42, pleaded guilty to break, enter and steal, contravene an apprehended violence order and fail to appear on bail.
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She and the victim, her ex-partner, were "going through a tumultuous property dispute" and had had "a number of police interactions in recent times".
He had an apprehended violence order to protect himself and their three children.
Police said the man went to work on February 9, though a friend and workmate who lived at the Thurgoona house stayed home.
Around mid-morning he noticed the half-bottle of vodka from a drinking session the night before.
After showering, having heard banging in the house, he saw the bottle was missing.
On opening the front door he saw Taylor getting into a ute driven by a man aged about 70.
She had put a large amount of her ex-partner's property into the ute, including three fishing rods, a leaf blower, two deck chairs, Richmond Football Club paraphernalia, the jacket with $4400 in $50 notes and what ultimately became a quarter-bottle of vodka.
The Lavington man who drove the ute thought Taylor was taking her own property, which he retrieved for police from another location.
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