A Melbourne woman has been accused of stealing her daughter’s hat while she was away for Christmas.
Key points:A woman stole the hat from her daughter while she returned home to SydneyA girl’s mother says she was upset when her daughter told her it was stolenThe mother has contacted policeThe woman is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday for the charge.
The mother was in Brisbane with her daughter when she went to pick up her daughter for Christmas in March.
“She picked up her hat, went back to her house and the next thing she knew she was on the ground, her hat was gone,” she said.
“I was just so upset.”
The woman said she had left the hat with the mother in her car as she was leaving the house.
“It’s very sad because I think she was just a bit upset about it and I just didn’t see any reason for her to do that,” she told ABC Radio Melbourne.
The woman told police she was a grandmother and had a “tough” job.
“A lot of things can happen when a grandmother is away.
It could have been an accident or it could have just been that it had been stolen,” she explained.
The man who stole the baby sunhat has been arrested and is due in court on Friday.
The Victorian Police Service said it was working with the Australian Border Force to trace the woman.
“The woman will be referred to the Police’s Missing Persons unit for further inquiries,” a spokesperson said.
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