Instagrammer Jailed For Her Part In Series Of Break Ins And Robberies
Monique Agostino, 25, had been sentenced to two years in prison for a number of robberies, drug offences, shoplifting and carrying a knife, but was bailed earlier this year while appealing her sentence.
However, she's now been sent back to prison after failing to appear in court over allegations of breaching her bail conditions, news.com.au reports.
A magistrate warned Agostino, who has also worked as an estate agent, that her life was 'life was going down the toilet'.
Agostino had thousands of followers on her Instagram page, which she has since deleted, showing off her glamourous lifestyle, but her life took a sharp turn for the worse back in 2018 when she got caught up in a number of burglaries with several teenage boys.
CCTV footage captured Agostino and the males wearing black mask while attempting to pries open doors with chisels.
She managed to break into a pizzeria in Sydney in early November 2018, while was also caught on camera attempting to break into a convenience store and another restaurant.
Agostino was also involved in the break at a café where AU $300 (£168) and a credit card were allegedly stolen. The credit card was later used in McDonald's for an AU $11.55 (£6.50) order.
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Later that same month she was involved in a break at a bakery where AU $1,000 (£562) in cash was nicked.
She was convicted and sentenced to two years inside with a minimum custodial period of 18 months.
As well as the robbery charges, she was convicted on a number of separate charges including possessing the prohibited drug ice, possessing a restricted substance (three diazepam tablets) and possessing a knife, according to news.com.au.
While in prison Agostino appealed against the length of her sentence and was released on bail earlier this year ahead of the appeal hearing.
But before it got a chance to go to court, Agostino was arrested by cops on an outstanding warrant over claims she had broken her bail conditions.
Agostino's lawyer Pawel Kulisiewicz told judge Dina Yehia that his client's offending had been 'amateur hour'.
The judge reduced Agostino's sentence to a maximum of one-year with a six-month non-parole period.
With the time she's already served, she will be due for release sometime next month.
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