An Australian Instagram mannequin with sticky fingers and a penchant for posing as Catwoman has been jailed after being arrested for the second time this yr for a sequence of crimes together with masked robberies and shoplifting, in response to a report.
Monique Agostino, 25, was warned by Justice of the Peace Jacqueline Milledge final yr that her life was “happening the bathroom,” main Agostino to make a veiled risk that if she harmed herself in jail, it will be the jurist’s fault.
She instructed Milledge that she had “nervousness and melancholy” behind bars however the decide instructed her that she couldn’t maintain blaming others for her unhealthy selections.
The previous modeling entrepreneur, actual property agent and social media influencer started her lifetime of crime about two years in the past when she drove a number of youngsters to commit burglaries in Sydney.
The busty blonde who has posted on Instagram as Catwoman and the boys wore masks as they used a chisel to interrupt open doorways to companies, together with the Pound of Pizza restaurant on Nov. 6, 2018, once they have been captured on video.
She additionally tried breaking right into a Home of Fruit comfort retailer and the close by Le Parisien Café and in addition reportedly took half in a break-in on the Stanley Avenue Café, the place $300 and a bank card have been stolen.
Agostino was reported to have used the cardboard to purchase $11.55 price of meals at a McDonald’s.
About two weeks later, she was concerned in a raid on the Forestville Bakery, the place $1,000 was stolen.
Agostino was convicted and sentenced to 2 years in jail and in addition was convicted of carrying a knife at a Goal retailer, possession of crystal meth and stealing a $90 jacket at a shopping mall, in response to the outlet.
She appealed the sentence’s severity and was launched on bail early this yr — however earlier than a court docket listening to in July, Agostino was stopped by police on an impressive warrant that she had violated her bail circumstances.
Agostino’s attraction was later adjourned till Aug. 26, however when she didn’t present up in court docket, her movement was dismissed and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was arrested once more on Sept. 5.
Her lawyer, Pawel Kulisiewicz, who utilized to reinstate the attraction, instructed Choose Dina Yehia that his consumer’s offenses had been “beginner hour” and that “they have been at all times going to get caught.”
The decide decreased Agostino’s sentence to a most 12 months with a six-month non-parole interval.
With time served, she shall be due for launch from the Silverwater Girls’s Correctional Centre in October.