Officers from the Mid North Coast Police District attended a service station on Smith St, Kempsey, following reports of a theft at about 2.20pm yesterday, April 19.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station.
The woman informed police that she had recently been tested for COVID-19 and was informed to self-isolate until she received results.
She was charged with three counts of shoplifting, larceny, dishonestly obtain financial advantage, breach of bail and not comply with noticed direction.
She was refused bail to appear in Kempsey Local Court via AVL today, Monday April 20.
Police have charged six people under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and issued 31 COVID-19 related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for offences within the past 24 hours.