A Victorian couple that allegedly snuck out of the state while hiding in the back of a ute are also accused of going on a wild shopping spree and purchased jewellery with a stolen credit card.
The man and woman allegedly purchased the items at a jewellery store in Deniliquin, on the NSW side of the border, using a stolen credit card about 4pm on Tuesday.
Police then found the 31-year-old man and 35-year-old woman at a car park in Mathoura about 4pm on Friday, where officers also allegedly seized meth, heroin, cannabis, a glass pipe and more than $30,000 in cash.
The pair was arrested and taken to Deniliquin Police Station.
They’ve since been charged with a string of fraud, property and drug offences.
Police will be allege in court the couple travelled across the NSW-Victoria border at the Moama-Echuca checkpoint while hiding in the back of a ute and without valid permits earlier this month.
They were both refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Saturday.