An Instagram model was jailed for a series of masked robberies when life “went to the bathroom,” a court heard.
Monique Agostino, 25, was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of break-ins, drug offenses, shoplifting and possession of a knife.
After she was released on bail earlier this year, she has now been sent back to jail for failing to appear in court on allegations of bail violations.
A judge warned her last year that her life was “going to the bathroom”.
Agostino, who posed on Instagram in a Catwoman suit, had worked as a real estate agent and model.
However, her life changed when she became a getaway driver for a group of teenagers who robbed an Italian restaurant and tried to break into a fruit shop and coffee shop.
Video surveillance of the robberies in Sydney, Australia shows Agostino and several teenagers wearing masks and extoling open doors with a chisel.
On November 6, 2018, Agostino was also involved in a break-in at Stanley Street Cafe in St. Ives that allegedly stole $ 300 and a credit card.
The credit card was later used to buy groceries at McDonald’s, reported news.com.au..
Days later, on November 24th, she was involved in the break-in at Forestville Bakery, where $ 1,000 (about £ 800) cash was stolen.
Originally convicted and sentenced to two years in prison with a minimum of 18 months’ imprisonment, she was eventually released on bail when she appealed earlier this year.
Agostino was then stopped by detectives for violating her bail before she failed to show up for her court hearing.
The appeal was dismissed and an arrest warrant was issued for her before she was brought back to court on September 5.
She was detained for a maximum of 12 months with a six-month non-probation period.
Last year when Agostino was in custody, she told Judge Jacqueline Milledge that she was “anxious and depressed” behind bars.
Ms. Milledge told Agostino that she cannot hold others responsible for their crimes and bad decisions, that she has promises and that she can change her life.