Man to face 100 dishonesty counts

A NEWSTEAD man has been charged with nearly 100 counts of dishonesty after an alleged three-day crime spree in Launceston.

Tobie Leigh Thomas, 22, is accused of obtaining more than $6000 in property under false pretences between January 6 and 8.

Mr Thomas appeared briefly in the Launceston Magistrates Court yesterday and did not enter pleas to 68 counts of obtaining goods by false pretences and 30 counts of forgery and uttering.

The defendant is accused of purporting to be a Matthew Viney while obtaining the products from stores in Launceston.

This included two motorbikes and a helmet worth more than $3800 from Zinmoto at Invermay and an $1800 saddle from Horseland.

He's also accused of defrauding Braap, Allgoods, Sports Authority, Saddleworld, Repco, EB Games, Monaghan's Newsagency, BP, Coles, Target and Woolworths.

The matter was adjourned until July 30.