TODAY (Friday) was supposed to be a “bitter sweet” day for Radio 4CC promotions manager Sommer Price, with a post on Facebook saying she was due to drive out of Gladstone for the “very” last time.
Instead, Price, 30, will have to stick around a little longer after Gladstone CIB seized her car on Thursday and charged her with a number of fraud offenses, stealing, computer hacking, falsification of records, misappropriation of money and a minor drug offence.
Police will allege that Price pocketed $50,000 from her employer when she worked at a dentist in Gladstone.
Police searched Price’s home yesterday morning and seized cash, banking statements and her 2010 BMW, estimated to be worth $25,000.
Officer in charge, Detective Sergeant Chris Lindsay, said the alleged offenses occurred between June 2014 and September 2015.
It’s understood police will allege Price altered business records.
In a post on her Facebook page on Tuesday Price wrote: “Friday marks a very bittersweet day for me, as I will drive out of Gladstone for the very last time.”
“Yes I know very quick and random.
“I came to Gladstone with love in my heart, and I am truly grateful for the friends I have made,” it was posted.
Police records show the woman had lived in Boyne Island in 2002 before moving to Rockhampton and then returning to Gladstone in 2012.
Price had resigned from her position at 4CC at the time of her arrest. A statement from radio station 4CC said it had no knowledge of any alleged activities.
Price was charged Thursday night and was given bail with strict reporting conditions.
She is due to appear in Gladstone magistrates court on 12 July.
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