A woman dubbed the ‘dine-and-dash queen’ after she allegedly racked up thousands of dollars in unpaid food and hotel bills has penned a bizarre letter from behind bars.
Lois Loder, 44, who is accused of swindling several businesses across Perth, allegedly sent the nine-page letter to 7News reporter Chris Meldrum this week.
In the letter, purportedly from Loder, she spoke about how she’s been spending her time behind bars for the last three months and her burgeoning passion to be a writer.
Lois Loder (pictured), dubbed the ‘dine-and-dash queen’ after she allegedly left several Perth businesses without footing the bill, has penned a bizarre letter from behind bars
In the letter, Loder allegedly spoke about how she’s been spending her time behind bars for the last three months and her burgeoning passion to be a writer
She allegedly said she shouldn’t have been locked up – despite facing almost 80 charges – but is still making good use of her time exercising, among other things.
The letter reportedly detailed how the other inmates refer to her as ‘the running woman’ because she is always on the go and runs up to eight kilometres a say.
She reportedly also spoke about how a serious toothache has been giving her grief and keeping her awake at night.
It is alleged the 44-year-old also made reference to her unusual celebrity status, saying she has received hundreds of messages from strangers on Facebook.
She allegedly also spoke about her plans to become an author and pen a book about her experience.
She reportedly wrote: ‘I’ve written a book on my story – people are so interested in it,’ Yahoo7 reported.
Loder (pictured) allegedly wrote in the letter she shouldn’t have been locked up – despite facing almost 80 charges – but is making good use of her time exercising among other things
Lois Loder is currently in custody at Perth’s Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration facility (pictured) for female offenders
‘I exercise then write in my book, hour after hour, that is what I do in here.’
The 44-year-old is currently remanded in custody at the Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration facility for female offenders, The West Australian reported.
Loder, who also goes by a number of aliases, faces 33 charges of fraud along with 16 charges of attempted fraud in addition to charges to stolen property and drugs.
She has pleaded guilty to 28 charges and was warned by a magistrate in June she was looking ‘squarely’ at a stint in prison if convicted.
Loder was taken into custody following the latest incident in September, where she allegedly fled the Gordon St Garage cafe in West Perth without footing the $22.50 bill for a croissant and mojito cocktail.
Loder (pictured) allegedly also wrote about how she plans to become an author and pen a book about her experience
At the time, she attempted to explain the alleged incident, which she claimed was a miscommunication.
‘I have lots to say about this latest scandal – the guy… is talking absolute rubbish,’ Ms Loder told Daily Mail Australia in September.
‘When I read what he said, I couldn’t believe he was talking about the same occasion.’
‘He said I couldn’t pay by card, only cash, due to the electricity being disconnected. I said that’s fine and that I only had a $20 note on me.
‘If I had known I would’ve got more from the ATM. It was at this point I was thinking I might go, but he told me to sit down.’
The cafe’s manager Callum Jennings disputed Loder’s claims.
Café manager Callum Loader got this photo of Lois Loder in September after she allegedly walked out without paying for a mojito and croissant
‘We had a quick chat when she came in before ordering a croissant from me over the counter and later a mojito,’ he claimed at the time.
‘She was only there for a couple of minutes before a colleague of mine noticed she was scurrying away outside a different exit.
‘I then waited until I was pretty sure she was making a run for it and followed her outside, pulled her up and said ‘you’ll need to come back and pay for your bill’ and she then tried to convince me that she left some money on the table but I didn’t believe her.’
Lois Loder (pictured) has pleaded guilty to 28 charges and faces time in prison if convicted
Loder was dubbed the ‘dine-and-dash queen’ after she allegedly left several West Australian businesses without footing the bills she had racked up.
She first made headlines in April when restaurant Elmar’s in The Valley took to social media attempting to identify her after she allegedly skipped out after racking up a $250 bill.
When it came to settling her debt with establishments she allegedly scammed, Loder resorted to threatening to plague public platforms with false negative reviews.
Notorious ‘dine-and-dash queen’ Lois Loder’s (pictured) was remanded in custody after her bail application was delayed until later this month
They included cafe Terrazza Cafe Applecross, which alleged Ms Loder targeted its business last year, leaving without settling a bill of about $200.
The cafe posted on its Facebook page, asking public members who knew the couple to let them know ‘they haven’t paid for their lunch’.
Shortly afterwards, Loder used her alias account ‘Lois Lynn’ to give a one-star review, writing ‘Awful. Really bad. Wouldn’t go there unless you like pubic hair in your butter’.
Loder, who also goes by a number of aliases, faces 33 charges of fraud along with 16 charges of attempted fraud in addition to charges to stolen property and drugs