Accused 'dine-and-dasher' pens bizarre letter about her life in prison


Perth’s accused ‘dine and dasher’ has taken the extraordinary step of reaching out to a Seven News reporter about her life in prison.

A nine-page hand-written letter, claiming to be from Lois Loder, was sent to reporter Chris Meldrum.

In the letter, Loder says she shouldn’t have been locked up, and is spending her time running and writing a book.

Loder is accused of swindling businesses across Perth, ordering lavish amounts of food and drink, then making a run for it without paying.

Lois Loder, pictured right, is accused of swindling businesses across Perth, ordering food and drink then leaving without paying. Source: 7 News
Lois Loder, pictured right, is accused of swindling businesses across Perth, ordering food and drink then leaving without paying. Source: 7 News

In the neatly written letter, she reveals details of her time in prison, saying she runs eight kilometres a day and is known as “the running woman.”

The 44-year-old also says a serious toothache is keeping her awake at night.

She is facing almost 80 charges, but believes she should have been released on bail.

The nine-page handwritten letter sent to a Seven News reporter in Perth. Source: 7 News
The nine-page handwritten letter sent to a Seven News reporter in Perth. Source: 7 News

She has already spent three months in prison, with another two months to go until her next court appearance

In the letter, Loder refers to her unusual celebrity after her story made headlines.

She says she received hundreds of Facebook messages a day from complete strangers around the world.

Lois Loder allegedly dined and dashed from Gordon Street Garage, right, and numerous other restaurants. Source: 7 News
Lois Loder allegedly dined and dashed from Gordon Street Garage, right, and numerous other restaurants. Source: 7 News

She has also revealed her plan to become an author, spurred on by interest in her story.

“I’ve written a book on my story – people are so interested in it,” she writes in the letter.

“I exercise then write in my book, hour after hour, that is what I do in here.”

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