By Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:13 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 03:13 BST, 2 May 2021
A stolen baby formula fiend has been sentenced to two years' jail - but won't actually spend a day behind bars unless she plays up.
Mother-of-three Tram Huynh Bao Phan, 42, was busted at the centre of a disturbingly simple milk powder racket last year and now the reason she got involved has been revealed.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Phan was financially struggling when she ditched her life as a Vietnamese patisserie operator for an apparently more profitable, but highly illegal, enterprise.
She on-sold tins of baby formula stolen from Coles by a criminal syndicate from her humble Chapel St, Bankstown store, 'MoMs and KiDs'.
The stolen tins were proudly displayed in her shop window and walked in the front door by thieves carrying bulging reusable shopping bags, a court document said.
Tram Huynh Bao Phan (above) sobbed when she was released on police bail following her arrest last May. She is still free following a recent court decision
Phan was suffering 'financial difficulties' when she became involved in the criminal syndicate, on-selling stolen Coles tins at her store, court documents said
Late last year Phan pleaded guilty to five counts of recklessly dealing in the proceeds of crime and a charge of having goods suspected of being stolen on her premises.
Court records seen by Daily Mail Australia on Friday revealed that Phan was recently sentenced to a two year jail sentence.
However, the woman described as a 'key player' in the milk powder racket is serving the sentence by way of an intensive corrections