Cathy Pearce fraud case thrown out by Queensland judge

 Cathy Pearce fraud case thrown out by Queensland judge
Cathy Pearce fraud case thrown out by Queensland judge

The fraud case against a former South Australian young BRW rich-lister, Cathy Jayne Pearce, has been thrown out by a Queensland Magistrate Court judge because prosecutors weren't ready to start her trial.

Cathy Pearce was there for what was expected to be a three-day trial over an alleged car insurance fraud.

The charge against the 43-year-old, valued at $30,000 or more, dated to 2008.

Judge Julie Ryrie refused a request by the prosecution to adjourn the case because it did not have all of the information required to proceed.

"There is an obligation upon the Crown to prosecute in a timely way," she said.

The former Adelaide real estate identity mentions on her LinkedIn page that she was "considered as the South Australian property princess during the 1990s.

She hit headlines when she was a buyer at The Block series in Manly.

Jonathan Chancellor

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