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PROSTITUTE STOLE CREDIT CARD DETAILS FOR A SPENDING SPREE OF $100,000

An alleged prostitute who police say stole credit card details from clients and bought more than $100,000 of goods over the internet has been charged with identity theft and fraud.

Karl Perry of the WA Police Major Fraud Squad said the 35-year-old woman also accessed identity documents of a female associate, assumed that woman’s identity, made online applications for credit cards in her name, then racked up a $13,000 credit card debt.

Police executed search warrants at the woman’s Rockingham house and recovered a large amount of the property bought with the cards.

She was arrested on June 25.

Senior Constable Perry said members of the public, internet sales companies and financial institutions were all victims of the alleged fraud.

The woman has been charged with 39 fraud offences and will appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court on July 10.

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