Flushing woman stole friend's sim card and ran up £400 phone bill

This is The West Country: Flushing woman stole friend's sim card and ran up £400 phone bill Flushing woman stole friend's sim card and ran up £400 phone bill

A woman who took a friend's sim card and put it into her own phone made calls to her mother and boyfriend and ran up a bill of more than £400, Truro magistrates heard.

When she was asked why she took it she told the police: “I don't actually have a reason.”

Before the court was Nakhara Fawn Jacques, aged 19, of Kersey Close, Flushing, who pleaded guilty to fraud with a mobile phone between December and January at Penryn.

Alison May, for the CPS, said the owner of the phone was used to paying £15 a month for it and when he discovered the Sim card was missing checked his bill and found it was £429.

He recognised some of the calls made to Jacques' mother's number as he knew her. Jacques was a friend of the family and had visited his home.

She later told the police: “I did nick it….I was in a mood. I had no credit.”

Graham Calderwood, her solicitor, said she was a vulnerable person on quite strong medication for depression, and was anorexic.

She had been feeling low when the Sim card was taken although she did not know why she took it.

Jacques was given a conditional discharge for a year and told to pay compensation of £429.89 and £35 costs and surcharge.

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7:37am Mon 22 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Strange idea of friendship.
Strange idea of friendship. Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:03am Mon 22 Jul 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

A phoney friend.
A phoney friend. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

11:52am Mon 22 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lol
Lol Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:30pm Mon 22 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
A phoney friend.
lol,your shyer horse comment was funny too !!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: A phoney friend.[/p][/quote]lol,your shyer horse comment was funny too !! meerkats

3:58pm Thu 25 Jul 13

meerkats says...

With friends like these who needs enemies!!
With friends like these who needs enemies!! meerkats

4:04pm Thu 25 Jul 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

So that works then, nicking someone else's SIM card and using it for expensive calls on your own phone?

(asking for a fiend)
So that works then, nicking someone else's SIM card and using it for expensive calls on your own phone? (asking for a fiend) Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

4:15pm Thu 25 Jul 13

meerkats says...

i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.
i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it. meerkats

4:20pm Thu 25 Jul 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Thanks Meercats, I'll pass that info on ;-)
Thanks Meercats, I'll pass that info on ;-) Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:27pm Thu 25 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

The phone only needs to be unlocked if you want to change the SIM card to one from a different network.
The phone only needs to be unlocked if you want to change the SIM card to one from a different network. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:42pm Thu 25 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Thanks Meercats, I'll pass that info on ;-)
Sorry LBFS . I got it slightly wrong ,as hubby was on a different mobile network we had to get the phone unlocked but if on same network you can do as this person did to her friend. Sorry once again for giving you the wrong info
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Thanks Meercats, I'll pass that info on ;-)[/p][/quote]Sorry LBFS . I got it slightly wrong ,as hubby was on a different mobile network we had to get the phone unlocked but if on same network you can do as this person did to her friend. Sorry once again for giving you the wrong info meerkats

7:02am Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.
Sorry meerkats, I only posted from experience, I was not trying to pick fault with your comment in any way. I should have worded my post more appropriately.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.[/p][/quote]Sorry meerkats, I only posted from experience, I was not trying to pick fault with your comment in any way. I should have worded my post more appropriately. Gillian Zella Martin 09

9:30am Tue 30 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
meerkats wrote:
i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.
Sorry meerkats, I only posted from experience, I was not trying to pick fault with your comment in any way. I should have worded my post more appropriately.
Thats ok Gill no need to apologise , me trying to make it sound like i knew what i was talking about didnt quite work .lol.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.[/p][/quote]Sorry meerkats, I only posted from experience, I was not trying to pick fault with your comment in any way. I should have worded my post more appropriately.[/p][/quote]Thats ok Gill no need to apologise , me trying to make it sound like i knew what i was talking about didnt quite work .lol. meerkats

9:30am Tue 30 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
meerkats wrote:
i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.
Sorry meerkats, I only posted from experience, I was not trying to pick fault with your comment in any way. I should have worded my post more appropriately.
Thats ok Gill no need to apologise , me trying to make it sound like i knew what i was talking about didnt quite work .lol.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: i always thought the phone would have to be "unlocked" before putting another sim card in ,i know this was the case when i had my husbands old mobile before i could start using it.[/p][/quote]Sorry meerkats, I only posted from experience, I was not trying to pick fault with your comment in any way. I should have worded my post more appropriately.[/p][/quote]Thats ok Gill no need to apologise , me trying to make it sound like i knew what i was talking about didnt quite work .lol. meerkats

11:33am Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

You usually do know what you are talking about meerkats :)

The jury is still out at the moment as to whether I will continue to comment anyway, I am quite happy for people to criticise or disagree with my comments if they post under their usual usernames, however, I don't particularly want all my comments judged via a like/dislike link anonym
You usually do know what you are talking about meerkats :) The jury is still out at the moment as to whether I will continue to comment anyway, I am quite happy for people to criticise or disagree with my comments if they post under their usual usernames, however, I don't particularly want all my comments judged via a like/dislike link anonym Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:40am Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Should have said anonymously in my last post.
If point scoring is the aim by criticising local Councillors then I will leave them to it.
Should have said anonymously in my last post. If point scoring is the aim by criticising local Councillors then I will leave them to it. Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:44am Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Whatever I eventually decide, I will continue to read anyway.
Whatever I eventually decide, I will continue to read anyway. Gillian Zella Martin 09

3:19pm Tue 30 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Whatever I eventually decide, I will continue to read anyway.
Hope you will keep commenting Gill, please dont let people put you off,
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Whatever I eventually decide, I will continue to read anyway.[/p][/quote]Hope you will keep commenting Gill, please dont let people put you off, meerkats

5:54pm Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Thank you meerkats.
Thank you meerkats. Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:47pm Tue 30 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Thank you meerkats.
Probably a daft question (not very with it today ) but what is the point scoring about ,any idea ?
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Thank you meerkats.[/p][/quote]Probably a daft question (not very with it today ) but what is the point scoring about ,any idea ? meerkats

8:19pm Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.
No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:42pm Tue 30 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.
I have only just read the Helston College article and once again people are having a go at Cllr Wallis ,i get increasingly angry when they spell his surname wrong ,which i think is done on purpose. And then you get dragged into it again ,what is wong with people ? Dont like this new idea and i will not be taking part, disappointed that there is no sneak preview of tomorrows Packet this week either.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.[/p][/quote]I have only just read the Helston College article and once again people are having a go at Cllr Wallis ,i get increasingly angry when they spell his surname wrong ,which i think is done on purpose. And then you get dragged into it again ,what is wong with people ? Dont like this new idea and i will not be taking part, disappointed that there is no sneak preview of tomorrows Packet this week either. meerkats

9:39pm Tue 30 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.
I have only just read the Helston College article and once again people are having a go at Cllr Wallis ,i get increasingly angry when they spell his surname wrong ,which i think is done on purpose. And then you get dragged into it again ,what is wong with people ? Dont like this new idea and i will not be taking part, disappointed that there is no sneak preview of tomorrows Packet this week either.
I know what results Councillor Andrew Wallis has achieved and how many meetings he has attended, unlike some Cornwall Councillors that hardly attended any meetings and yet still picked up their allowance just the same.

I'm not giving up on my principles just because there are people that judge me without having ever having met me, and there are people that don't like it because I can see the good in the Town Council and Councillor Andrew Wallis and the HBIP. Some of them are the same user names that criticised him in the past for no justifiable reason and some are those that made derogatory comments about Councillor John Boase in the past.

I think there is no sneak preview because the person that was doing it left.
Just looked on the West Briton website to see if they play the point scoring game with their comments, just out of interest sake, and they don't.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.[/p][/quote]I have only just read the Helston College article and once again people are having a go at Cllr Wallis ,i get increasingly angry when they spell his surname wrong ,which i think is done on purpose. And then you get dragged into it again ,what is wong with people ? Dont like this new idea and i will not be taking part, disappointed that there is no sneak preview of tomorrows Packet this week either.[/p][/quote]I know what results Councillor Andrew Wallis has achieved and how many meetings he has attended, unlike some Cornwall Councillors that hardly attended any meetings and yet still picked up their allowance just the same. I'm not giving up on my principles just because there are people that judge me without having ever having met me, and there are people that don't like it because I can see the good in the Town Council and Councillor Andrew Wallis and the HBIP. Some of them are the same user names that criticised him in the past for no justifiable reason and some are those that made derogatory comments about Councillor John Boase in the past. I think there is no sneak preview because the person that was doing it left. Just looked on the West Briton website to see if they play the point scoring game with their comments, just out of interest sake, and they don't. Gillian Zella Martin 09

3:39pm Wed 31 Jul 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.
I have only just read the Helston College article and once again people are having a go at Cllr Wallis ,i get increasingly angry when they spell his surname wrong ,which i think is done on purpose. And then you get dragged into it again ,what is wong with people ? Dont like this new idea and i will not be taking part, disappointed that there is no sneak preview of tomorrows Packet this week either.
I know what results Councillor Andrew Wallis has achieved and how many meetings he has attended, unlike some Cornwall Councillors that hardly attended any meetings and yet still picked up their allowance just the same.

I'm not giving up on my principles just because there are people that judge me without having ever having met me, and there are people that don't like it because I can see the good in the Town Council and Councillor Andrew Wallis and the HBIP. Some of them are the same user names that criticised him in the past for no justifiable reason and some are those that made derogatory comments about Councillor John Boase in the past.

I think there is no sneak preview because the person that was doing it left.
Just looked on the West Briton website to see if they play the point scoring game with their comments, just out of interest sake, and they don't.
They must have just introduced the point thing on the west briton after you checked it Gill ,i went on there to see a certain article and the comments section was thumbs up /down like dislike etc.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: No idea meerkats, I don't think it's constructive, especially as I am told you can vote 'like' on your own comments apparently, its the reason I won't be commenting much anymore, I've been judged all my life so I don't need anymore anonymous judging by way of people scoring and disliking all my comments. I am interested in debates with people that comment, I'm not interested in a point scoring game. I think its demeaning to people's personal opinions. Like I said on the Helston College article, I happy for people to criticise my opinions or debate with me under user names, but I not making all my personal opinions open to being voted on in a point scoring exercise.[/p][/quote]I have only just read the Helston College article and once again people are having a go at Cllr Wallis ,i get increasingly angry when they spell his surname wrong ,which i think is done on purpose. And then you get dragged into it again ,what is wong with people ? Dont like this new idea and i will not be taking part, disappointed that there is no sneak preview of tomorrows Packet this week either.[/p][/quote]I know what results Councillor Andrew Wallis has achieved and how many meetings he has attended, unlike some Cornwall Councillors that hardly attended any meetings and yet still picked up their allowance just the same. I'm not giving up on my principles just because there are people that judge me without having ever having met me, and there are people that don't like it because I can see the good in the Town Council and Councillor Andrew Wallis and the HBIP. Some of them are the same user names that criticised him in the past for no justifiable reason and some are those that made derogatory comments about Councillor John Boase in the past. I think there is no sneak preview because the person that was doing it left. Just looked on the West Briton website to see if they play the point scoring game with their comments, just out of interest sake, and they don't.[/p][/quote]They must have just introduced the point thing on the west briton after you checked it Gill ,i went on there to see a certain article and the comments section was thumbs up /down like dislike etc. meerkats

4:06pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Oh I must be wrong then, I probably looked on the wrong website lol nothing new there lol, I looked on the www.thisiscornwall.c
o.uk. site and read the article about the Penryn parking and left a comment.
Oh I must be wrong then, I probably looked on the wrong website lol nothing new there lol, I looked on the www.thisiscornwall.c o.uk. site and read the article about the Penryn parking and left a comment. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:04pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Should have said .com not .co.uk. That's probably the answer, I was probably on a website that doesn't even exist lol

I'm only using a mobile not a computer so I'm lucky if I can even see it lol

I was only looking out of interest sake so registered and left a comment.
Won't be going back on it.
Should have said .com not .co.uk. That's probably the answer, I was probably on a website that doesn't even exist lol I'm only using a mobile not a computer so I'm lucky if I can even see it lol I was only looking out of interest sake so registered and left a comment. Won't be going back on it. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:06pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Perhaps their mobile site is different from the full site.
Perhaps their mobile site is different from the full site. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:08pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

You can see how technically minded I am. I haven't got a clue lol
You can see how technically minded I am. I haven't got a clue lol Gillian Zella Martin 09

6:01pm Wed 31 Jul 13

meerkats says...

I entered West Briton and then entered news and saw the comments bit , like you i wont be going back on it. i found the article i wanted . i am not technically minded either . lol
I entered West Briton and then entered news and saw the comments bit , like you i wont be going back on it. i found the article i wanted . i am not technically minded either . lol meerkats

7:07pm Wed 31 Jul 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I've just realised I appear to registered with thisiscornwall.co.uk
and the westbriton.co.uk and howtostopbeingsostup
id.com lol

That's what I love about the Packet website its idiot proof which suits me.
I've just realised I appear to registered with thisiscornwall.co.uk and the westbriton.co.uk and howtostopbeingsostup id.com lol That's what I love about the Packet website its idiot proof which suits me. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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