Disgraced Instagram model claims she’s homeless after jail sentence

A disgraced Instagram famous model claimed she's homeless as she appeared in court accused of identity fraud.

Curvy Monique Agostino, 25, used to post racy photos showing off her apparently enviable lifestyle.

The Aussie beauty gained thousands of followers overnight after uploading a selfie of herself dressed as Catwoman while living in Belrose in Sydney's affluent northern beaches.

But her virtual world has come crashing down when she was arrested for shoplifting and robbery offences in 2018.

The former estate agent's mugshot now reveals how much she had changed since her last post.

Agostino has appeared in Blacktown Local Court in Sydney's west on Monday – just three weeks after being released on parole.

Court documents revealed she was arrested by Strike Force detectives in Harris Park on July 1 when they allegedly found her with a number of stolen personal identity documents, bank cards and a Medicare card.

She was charged with two counts of possessing unlawfully obtained goods and will return to court for those alleged offences at a later date, reported the Blacktown Advocate.

The model was found with two shoeboxes stacked with men's jewellery and cuff-links, inside her car on Alice St in Harris Park.

Agostino, who previously worked for a leading Manly real estate agent, told the court she was now homeless after being released from jail on parole for separate offences on October 16.

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The prosecution threatened to revoke her bail after officers questioned the validity of her designated address in Marayong, in Sydney's north-west.

"Police have been trying to establish her address. Probation and parole haven't been able to confirm the address and there is suspicion over whether she is residing at the address," the prosecutor said.

Agostino pleaded with the court for another chance, promising to live in nearby Parramatta. She will also report to police daily as part of her new bail conditions.

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Magistrate Sharon Freund removed Agostino's strict curfew, warning she must comply with her bail conditions.

The single mother was sentenced to 12 months' jail in September, with a non-parole period of six months. With time already served, she was released last month.

Police had issued an arrest warrant for breaching bail conditions when she was found in Harris Park in July.

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Agostino's foray into a life of crime began two years ago when she became involved in a series of bizarre burglaries on Sydney's northern beaches and north shore.

The then-22-year-old was a getaway driver for "friends" who robbed an Italian restaurant in Killarney Heights and attempted to break into a fruit shop and cafe.

They donned black masks and used chisels to break into the Pound of Pizza restaurant on November 6, 2018. Their efforts were captured on CCTV.

On the same date, Agostino was caught using a stolen credit card to buy $11.55 (£6.30) worth of fast food from McDonald's in Brookvale.

The card had been reported stolen from the Stanley Street Cafe at St Ive's earlier that day.

She was then convicted of stealing a $90 (£49) jacket from Supreme and possessing a knife and drugs – meth and diazepam – inside Target in Blacktown's Westpoint Shopping Centre.

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