Australian runner Eliza Stewart charged with laundering stolen Lego on Facebook Marketplace

A former champion cross country runner turned double amputee allegedly made more than $100,000 selling stolen items, including Lego, electronic devices, clothing and designer sunglasses on Facebook Marketplace, a court has heard. 

Eliza Jane Stewart, 35, was charged with a string of offences and spent a night in custody after police raided her Canterbury home in Sydney’s southwest on Wednesday.

She has been charged with knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime intending to conceal, and being armed with intent to steal. 

Parramatta Bail Court heard police allegedly uncovered a treasure trove of stolen goods throughout her home, including more than 150 Lego sets, 33 Google Chromecast devices, nine sets of designer sunglasses and 50 items of clothing, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Police allege the property seized from Stewart’s home was worth more than $28,000 and stolen from retail stores across Sydney’s southwest.

Photos from the raid…

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