Rowdy tourists: Woman pleads guilty to two counts of theft

A woman accused of stealing rope, energy drinks and sunglasses while on holiday with a group of rowdy tourists has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.

The 26-year-old is one of a group of around 12 tourists, who say they are from England, who have been causing problems across the North Island.

Tina Maria Cash arrived in New Zealand on December 29 under a six month travelling visa. She left the Caltex Albany with items hidden on her person on two occasions.

She was arrested on Tuesday and spent the night in custody, before appearing in Hamilton District Court twice on Wednesday.

The first time she was stood down until she found legal representation. The second time she pleaded guilty to both charges.

She was convicted and ordered to pay $55.20 in reparation by 4pm on Wednesday.


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