Gold Coast dance mum sues business partner for 'stealing $120,000 from joint ...

Dance mums legal battle: Jennifer Lea Fisher (pictured) 44, has accused her former business partner Lauren Phoebe Costar (right) 29, of dipping into their company's finances to secretly fund her lifestyle

Dance mums legal battle: Jennifer Lea Fisher (left) 44, has accused her former business partner Lauren Phoebe Costar (right)  29, of dipping into their joint business account to secretly fund her lifestyle

A Gold Coast mum accused of swindling more than $120,000 from a children's dance competition business has claimed she 'borrowed' money when her personal bank accounts were 'hacked'.  

Jennifer Lea Fisher, 44, has accused her former business partner Lauren Phoebe Costar, 29, of dipping into their company's finances to secretly fund her lifestyle. 

The pair met in 2017, when their daughters were taking dance lessons together, and decided to set up their own joint business, SSB Productions on the Gold Coast.

In a lawsuit filed in Brisbane Supreme Court, Ms Fisher claimed Ms Costar had taken $127,114 from their business account and used the money on shopping, KFC orders, Uber rides, streaming services, and other personal expenses.  

She also accused her of breaching their business agreement after Ms Costar launched a rival business called 'Future Stars Dance Competition' last year. 

She is seeking $50,000 in damages.  

Ms Costar responded to the claims in a defence filed last month, in which she admitted to borrowing some money in December 2018, The Courier-Mail reported.

She claimed she dipped into the fund after her personal accounts became frozen when they were 'hacked' but later repaid the money. 

She also denied breaching their contract saying she launched 'Future Stars Dance Competition' in May last year after the two agreed SSB Productions would shut down the following month. 

Ms Fisher included a 12-page list in her lawsuit which showed Ms Costar allegedly spent $1,600 on items at JB Hifi, dance outfits, Airbnb, Pet Barn, Nicks Wine Merchants, among other purchases.

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