AFL WAG fashion designer whose bikinis are loved by stars including the Kardashians pleads guilty to stealing during a dispute over damage to her Porsche
- Rebecca Jane Klodinsky, 30, has pleaded guilty to stealing an iPhone 6 in 2015
- Klodinsky, who is dating Geelong Cats’ Lachie Henderson, faced court Monday
- The court heard she stole a car wash manager’s phone in a dispute over her car
- The fashion designer took the phone after claiming staff damaged her Porsche
- She was ordered to pay $860 in restitution, placed on a good behaviour bond
Rebecca Jane Klodinsky, the girlfriend of Geelong Cats star Lachie Henderson, fronted Southport Magistrates Court on Monday over the incident at a Gold Coast carwash in 2015.
The court heard the 30-year-old mother-of-one refused to pay the cleaning bill for her black Porsche coup after claiming it was scratched by staff, the Courier Mail reports.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Reece Forte said an argument broke out between Klodinsky and the manager, who confiscated her car keys until the fee was finalised.
Rebecca Jane Klodinsky, the girlfriend of Geelong Cats star Lachie Henderson (pictured together), pleaded guilty to stealing an iPhone in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday
‘[Once the keys were returned] the defendant has then grabbed the mobile phone from the counter and said, “I’ll take the phone for the damage”, ‘Sgt Forte said.
Klodinsky was ordered to pay $860 restitution for the phone, which was never recovered, and placed on a $500 six-month good behaviour bond, with no conviction recorded.
Defence lawyer Claudia Arbon said her client was ’embarrassed and ashamed’ by the incident and willing to pay restitution of the phone’s value, which she suggested would only be $200 to $300 given the model was now outdated.
But magistrate Catherine Piri ordered Klodinsky to pay the estimated cost of the phone at the time it was taken.
‘At the time it was stolen it was an iPhone 6 but in 2015, it wouldn’t have been worth $200 back then, would it?’ she said.
‘Your client does not get the benefit of saying, ‘Oh well, now it’s useless’. She stole it, it was a new phone, and she hasn’t returned it, that loss was suffered by the owner.’
Klodinsky was 24 years old when she launched IIXIIST, then called Frankie Swim, in December 2013 while working in retail full-time.
The brand became an international success, with the likes of Bella Hadid, members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and Rihanna all donning the minimalist bikinis on social media, turning over a whopping $7million per year.
The fashion designer was ordered to pay $860 in restitution and placed on a six-month good behaviour bond