A woman accused of stealing and hiding car parts from Supercheap Auto inside her pram has faced court for the first time.
Toni Kussrow, 43, allegedly stole two disc-rotors from the chain’s Ashmore store on the Gold Coast on April 24.
Ms Kussrow was charged with two counts of stealing and one charge of fraud last month.
Toni Kussrow (pictured), 43, allegedly stole two disc-rotors from the Supercheap Auto store in Ashmore on the Gold Coast on April 24. She was self-represented when she appeared at the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday and her matter was adjourned until the end of September
She was self-represented when she appeared at Southport Magistrates Court on Monday with her matter adjourned until the end of September, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Darren Woolfe, a former employee at the auto-parts store in the Gold Coast, was stood down after confronting the alleged thief as she left the shop.
CCTV earlier released by police showed the woman stroll past the cashier and leave the store before Mr Woolfe was seen running after her.
A scuffle ensued between the pair, with the woman screaming at Mr Woolfe to ‘let go of my baby!’
Former employee Darren Woolfe seen running after a woman who allegedly stole from a Supercheap Auto store in the Gold Coast in April
The footage shows the frustrated employee grabbing the pram
The footage of the confrontation went viral and led to Supercheap Auto temporarily standing down Mr Woolfe, before he left the company altogether.
The company was slammed online for standing Mr Woolfe down but said it had policies in place to keep staff safe and stop them from confronting shoppers.
The owner of rival store Autobarn at Burleigh Heads, Michael Farrar, swiftly hired Mr Woolfe.
‘In businesses you can measure a lot of things with KPIs like performance, but loyalty you can’t measure,’ Mr Farrar told Nine News.
‘So I thought he’s a very loyal kind of guy and the sort of person I want on my team.’
Daily Mail Australia earlier revealed the worker had been swamped with job offers before taking up a role with his new employer.
Dozens of people threatened to boycott the Supercheap Auto chain over the firing.
‘After watching the video it’s crazy that Supercheap have stood him down after the commitment to them he demonstrated!’
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