A 27-year-old mother has been fined $500 for falsely reporting her vehicle as stolen, after her partner allegedly used it when he reversed into a police motorcycle.
Mother-of-two Nicole Louise Rankin pleaded guilty to creating false belief when she appeared in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.
Police prosecutor Tamara Read told the court Rankin falsely reported her car as missing to WA Police on March 15, 2019, after her 25-year-old partner Benjamin Alexandre Nicholas reversed into a police motorcycle.
Senior Constable Read said the damage incident happened in Golden Bay about 5.45am on the same day.
Rankin's lawyer Clare Hay said Mr Nicholas had called and asked her to report the car as stolen, and she obliged.
Rankin is a disability services officer and a gym instructor who had no prior record.
Magistrate Longden told the court Rankin acted out of "misplaced loyalty".
Mr Nicholas has not entered a plea to several related charges, including endangering the life, health or safety of a person, reckless driving to escape pursuit and criminal damage.
He is due to reappear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on July 12, 2019.