Glamorous accountant who stalked her ex, sprayed ‘cheater’ on his car and sent him VERY creepy messages when they broke up is told to ‘stop acting like a child’ as she breaks down in court
- Kiara Mack, 23, has pleaded guilty to charges including stalking and assault
- Melbourne Magistrates’ Court heard the accountant harassed ex after breakup
- Ms Mack spray-painted words ‘cheater’ across her victim’s black Volkswagen
A scorned woman who stalked and harassed her ex-boyfriend after they broke up has been warned by a magistrate to ‘stop acting like a seven-year-old’ in court.
Kiara Mack, 23, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to six charges, including stalking and assault.
The junior accountant with Ernst & Young is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.
During proceedings, a frustrated Magistrate Peter Reardon told her to pull herself together as she begged to be spared a conviction.
Kiara Mack, 23, (pictured left) has pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to six charges, including stalking and assault against her ex-boyfriend
The junior accountant with Ernst and Young (pictured) tested the patience of Magistrate Peter Reardon in court after sobbing uncontrollably
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Ms Mack (pictured centre) spray-painted ‘cheater’ in pink writing across her victim’s black Volkswagen, before harassing the victim with a number of follow up messages on Facebook
‘Try and control yourself please Ms Mack, you’re supposed to be a professional accountant, you’re in court, so behave yourself and act like one, you’re not a child,’ he said, according to the Herald Sun.
Magistrate Reardon then lost his patience after Ms Mack appeared to turn her camera off.
He went onto chastise her again, telling the young woman her antics ‘seemed to be more like that of a seven-year-old child.’
The court heard the junior accountant, who also previously worked at global finance firm KPMG, went on a jealous rampage after splitting with her partner in early 2020.
Mack spray-painted ‘cheater’ in pink writing across her victim’s black Volkswagen, before harassing the victim with a number of follow up messages on Facebook, the court was told.
She went on to send her ex-boyfriend a number of texts, including one SMS that said ‘your life is over.’
Other creepy messages included ‘I know the code to your house’, ‘checkmate’, that she was ‘initiating phase 2’ and a promise to ruin his life.
The court also heard Ms Mack had suggested the victim’s sister’s car was at risk of being vandalised.
She also posted photos of her former partner on Instagram in his underwear without his permission.
When Mack was arrested and had her phone seized, police found she had previously conducted internet searches about how to find people’s home addresses and real estate listings for people in the victim’s street.
She labelled the threats towards her ex-boyfriend as ‘just us arguing’ and that a number of scratches the victim suffered were from his footy matches – not from her physically assaulting him.
Among the threatening texts Ms Mack sent to her ex-boyfriend was a message which declared ‘I know where you live, I know where you work and I know the code to your house’
The scorned woman also threatened her former love interest, stating ‘his life was over’
Representing herself in court, Ms Mack pointed to mental health issues which were further enhanced by the Covid lockdown in Victoria at the time.
She also stated she was ‘completely embarrassed and ashamed’ by her actions, before producing a number of references stating she was of good character.
The case took then took a twist, with the police prosecutor questioning the validity of some of the presented material from work colleagues, believing they could have been doctored.
Ms Mack also said one of her submitted references was from the victim, who wasn’t in court to verify its supposed authenticity.
She is expected to be sentenced later on Tuesday.