By Laura Withers For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:45 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 03:45 BST, 3 May 2019
A fraudster tradeswoman allegedly drove a stolen vehicle the wrong way down a busy highway for almost an hour in a desperate bid to evade arrest.
Deborah Hardy allegedly drove a Toyota Hilux into an barrage of oncoming traffic on the Pacific Highway towards Forster, in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, in November last year.
Police claim heavily-tattooed Hardy, who previously masqueraded as a car buyer in a bid to steal vehicles from trusting Gumtree vendors, was accompanied by her female lover Sara Narywonczyk during the high-speed chase.
Deborah Hardy (pictured) allegedly drove a Toyota Hilux Ute into an onslaught of oncoming traffic down the Pacific Highway towards Forster
Hardy, 25, had previously duped two online dealers from the Hunter Region into handing over a Mazda6 and a Husqvarna motorcycle under the pretense she was taking them for a test drive, police claim.
Police allege Hardy's girlfriend Narywonczyk, 27, was with her at the time of her 'test drives' – a claim she strenuously denies, The Daily Telegraph reported.
But when police were alerted to the scam and began to pursue the pair, it was Narywonczyk who was allegedly behind the wheel of