Dudley Park mother-of-two fined for receiving stolen tiger statue

A Dudley Park mother-of-two has been ordered to pay more than $500 after pleading guilty to being in possession of a tiger statue, stolen from a Mandurah business.

Lauren Michelle Pracilio, 32, pleaded guilty to being in possession of stolen property when she appeared in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Police prosecutor Houghton told the court the fiberglass statue was stolen on September 22, 2019, from Soils Aint Soils along Pinjarra Road on Sunday afternoon.

She said Pracilio was found in possession of the tiger statue after police executed a search warrant about 9.30am at her Dudley Park property on September 26, 2019.

Senior Constable Houghton said Pracilio told police she picked it up from someone in bushland opposite her house.

Pracilio was fined $500 and ordered to pay $225.90 costs.