Credit card, boat, motorbike and rifle: Accused serial thief refused bail in court

BAIL DENIED: Jayden Fliedner was arrested and charged on Wednesday, and appeared in Orange Local Court before Elizabeth Ellis. FILE PHOTO
BAIL DENIED: Jayden Fliedner was arrested and charged on Wednesday, and appeared in Orange Local Court before Elizabeth Ellis. FILE PHOTO

A MAN who Central West Police District officers claim committed a string of thefts over the course of 13 months was arrested and denied bail on Wednesday.

Jayden Fliedner, 20, of Kurim Avenue, appeared in Orange Local Court to face a raft of charges related to a series of thefts in Canowindra, Nashdale and Orange between May 2018 and June 9 this year, as well as weapon-related offences.

Between May 7 and 8 last year, police allege Fliedner broke into a vehicle at Canowindra and stole items that included a wallet and its contents, assorted ammunition, and a .22 calibre Baikal rifle.

They also believe a credit card he took during the incident was subsequently used in 11 fraudulent transactions.

On May 9, Fliedner was stopped in a vehicle by police in Orange, who located ammunition and the bolt from the stolen firearm.

More than six months later, between November 17 and 20, police believe Fliedner was involved in several break and enters in the Orange and Nashdale areas.

Seven premises were broken into, and wallets, tools, fuel, a boat and trailer, box trailer, and a motorcycle were allegedly stolen.

Police say Fliedner is the custodian of a motor vehicle which was sighted at several of these incidents.

On November 20, police seized Fliedner's vehicle, and allegedly located several of the items stolen during the break and enters.

On June 9 this year police claim he also stole a wallet from a restaurant in Orange.

Fliedner was charged on Wednesday with acquiring and possessing a stolen firearm part, possessing ammunition, fraud, aggravated break and enter, entering a dwelling with intent, two counts of stealing from a dwelling, three counts of taking and driving a vehicle, three counts of larceny and driving without a licence.

He was also charged with larceny in relation to the stolen wallet this month.

Due to the weapons charges, Fliedner was required in court to show why he should not be remanded in custody.Solicitor Paul Johnson described the 15 charges as "convoluted" and his client needed to be on bail to properly sort through them with his legal representative.

However, police prosecutor Sergeant Beau Riley said anyone accused before the courts needed legal advice.

Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis agreed, saying legal advice alone was not sufficient.

Fliedner will appear again next month.