Super Cheap Auto Shopper Accused of Hiding Auto Parts in Her Stroller in Viral Video Faces First Court
- Toni Kussrow, 43, faced Southport Magistrates Court in Gold Coast on Monday
- She was charged after allegedly stealing from the Supercheap Auto store
- Kussrow represented herself and had adjourned her case until the end of September
- Worker Darren Woolfe resigned on April 24 after confrontation with woman
- Kussrow accused of hiding disc rotors in a stroller with a blanket over them
A woman accused of stealing and hiding Supercheap Auto car parts in her stroller faces first trial.
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 last month with two charges of theft and one of fraud.
Toni Kussrow (pictured), 43, reportedly stole two disc rotors from the Supercheap Auto store in Ashmore on the Gold Coast on April 24. end of September
She was herself represented when she appeared before the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday with her case adjourned until the end of September, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Darren Woolfe, a former Gold Coast auto parts store employee, was resigned after addressing the alleged thief as she left the store.
CCTV footage previously released by police showed the woman walking past the cash register and exiting the store before Mr Woolfe ran after her.
A scuffle ensued between the couple, with the woman yelling at Mr Woolfe to ‘Let go of my baby!’
Former employee Darren Woolfe seen running after a woman alleged to have stolen from a Supercheap Auto store in the Gold Coast in April
The images show how the frustrated employee grabs the pram
Footage of the confrontation went viral, prompting Supercheap Auto to temporarily withdraw Mr Woolfe before leaving the company altogether.
The company was criticized online for rejecting Mr Woolfe, but said it had policies to protect staff and prevent them from confronting customers.
The owner of rival store Autobarn in Burleigh Heads, Michael Farrar, quickly hired Mr Woolfe.
“In companies, you can measure many things with KPIs like performance, but you can’t measure loyalty,” Farrar told Nine News.
“So I thought he was a very loyal man and the kind of person I want on my team.”
Daily Mail Australia previously revealed that the employee was inundated with job openings before taking on a role at his new employer.
Dozens of people threatened to boycott the Supercheap Auto chain over the firing.
“After watching the video, it’s bizarre that Supercheap dropped him after the dedication he showed to them!”