Mom starts GoFundMe page asking for $100k because she can't get a job
Margarita Tomovska soon became referred to as the 'Mercedes Mum' by news outlets in Australia, after she appeared in court over a police chase she had been involved in, driving her $260,000 car.
The 27-year-old allegedly led police on a chase on the Princes Highway in Helensburg for 10 km, reaching speeds of up to 200 km/h - with her young daughter in the backseat.
The November 13 chase eventually ended when she pulled over, at which point she and her male passenger were arrested and a three-year-old girl was found in the back.
Tomovska made the news back in December:
People first started showing interest in her after she turned up to Wollongong Local Court last year dressed in jewelled Gucci sunglasses, Louboutin shoes and a Balmain dress worth $2,400. Her male passenger was released but Tomovska had her licence suspended, with the case returning to court in August.
Since then, she's built a large social media following - and is using it as a platform to get some help from her 68k followers.
According to Tomovska, police harassment (specifically from the anti-biker gang Strike Force Raptor) has prevented her from finding a job, and she's in need of $100,000 in donations to keep going.
"I know you all don’t know me but I’m actually not a bad person. These dogs are liers [sic] and have something against me for no reason as I’m sure I’m not the only one.
"Due to the bullshit that they have made up about me on current affair they have restricted my rights to see my daughter. They have made it very hard for me to maintain a job as no one would hire me due to the bullsh** from raptor and ACA combined.
"So I created this GoFund me to raise some support against the bullsh** that they have done to me and everyone else. It’s about time we fight back. Enough is enough! Thank you in advance for your support."
A spokesperson for NSW Police later confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Tomovska is not being investigated, and never was. According to the authorities, she was pulled over by an officer from the strike force because they had been patrolling the road at the time.
So far she has raised $175 of the $100,000 goal.