Accused shoplifter stays behind bars

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A woman who allegedly fleeced Myer Penrith of thousands of dollars worth of goods has been refused a second bail application.

Letesha Dargin, 25, faced Penrith Local Court via videolink last Thursday charged with multiple stealing offences.

Dargin is accused of stealing clothing from Myer on four separate occasions totalling more than $3,500 but has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Despite being arrested and bail refused on March 14 her lawyer sought a fresh release application, submitting her circumstances had changed as she had been referred to a community-based rehabilitation program.

The prosecution opposed the application, labelling Dargin a “recidivist” shoplifter.

Magistrate Brian van Zuylen refused to hear another release application finding details of the program were too “general in nature” and failed to amount to a change in circumstances.

She is due to defend the matters at a hearing on August 14.

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