Women accused of $15,000 make-up thefts

BELINDA FEEK
Last updated 15:16 31/07/2014

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Two Hamilton women are accused of stealing make-up and cosmetics worth more than $12,000.

Hira Maria Hawea, 25, and Sharleen Barton, 27, are alleged to have targeted several Waikato Countdown supermarkets and a Hamilton pharmacy during a shoplifting spree over the past month.

Their largest alleged haul was stolen from Unichem Pharmacy in Rototuna in which $5,243.52 of make-up and cosmetics were stolen on June 29.

On June 12, the pair are accused of stealing $5,216.64 of the same products from Countdown Te Awamutu; $2,586.24 from Countdown Te Rapa on July 18 and $91.90  from Countdown Nawton on June 24.

Barton faces two further separate charges of stealing make-up and cosmetics from worth $294.55 and $927.40 from Countdown Chartwell both occurring on June 24.

Hawea and Barton also face another charge of shoplifting $466.84 worth of baby clothes and toys from the Baby Factory on June 24.

Hawea faces two additional charges of burglary of Countdown Chartwell on June 24 and two charges of receiving stolen property - a tot seat and Disney mink feel blanket.

The pair were denied bail when appearing before Judge Peter Spiller in the Hamilton District Court this afternoon.

They were remanded in custody without plea to reappear on August 25.

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- Waikato Times

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