The life of a glamorous, private-school educated woman from a privileged family spiraled into a life of crime after becoming heavily addicted to the drug ice, a court has heard.
Amanda Arbib, 26, from Bellevue Hill, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining money by stealing credit cards and people’s personal details in the mail – and keeping them in her Gucci handbag.
She is also facing breach of good behaviour bond matters for previous charges – which include admitting to police she was ‘keeping a bag of the drug ice in her bra’.
Arbib’s lawyer Ahmed Dib told the Downing Centre Local Court the woman suffered ‘severe depression’ after the death of her father, ‘fell in with the wrong crowd’ and became addicted to the deadly drug.
Mr Dib told the court on Wednesday it was ‘one of the worst addictions’ he had seen in his clients and that she had fell from ‘such grace’.
He told the court she was in a detox rehabilitation program and it was ‘imperative’ she be allowed to finish it before she faces sentencing later in the year.
In an incident where she has been convicted of a series of charges, in late 2015 police found Arbib with a bag of other people’s mail.
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