A WOMAN facing additional charges of false pretences and simple larceny will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates Court on May 27.
The adjournment was made yesterday to give time for the lawyer representing Mary Jane Aru, 45, to get instructions for plea on the new charges. Aru has an outstanding false pretence charge but whilst on bail she allegedly committed these new offences.
As a result of breaching her bail condition, she was arrested and remanded in custody on a previous date.
She is now facing another three counts of false pretence and a simple larceny charges, of which she allegedly stole a laptop and obtained money through false pretence from two persons.
These alleged incidents occurred in April this year at various locations in Honiara.
Her outstanding false pretence charge relates to an alleged incident in January last year in which she obtained $200 from another woman to act as security for a shell money worth more than $1,000.
Aru is being represented by Jenny Namo of Public Solicitor’s Office while Police Prosecutor Wilfred Sura’au appeared for the state.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN