Franks' fashion crime wave

Kaftan queen Camilla Franks has endured three thefts in the past two weeks - but she's not the only upmarket vendor to be cleared out.

Franks' Bondi boutique has been hit twice over the past fortnight, with around 150 pieces taken in the most recent raid on her Paddington store.

Police reports indicate the Paddington site was ram-raided on Monday evening, taking the total haul in excess of $240,000.

Police believe the garments will be sold overseas.

But Franks is not the only recent victim of designer theft.

Last week, police from Eastern Suburbs Local Area Command charged a woman after locating a large amount of stolen designer clothing during a search warrant.

The woman had worked for a fashion company in Alexandria since July 2011, allegedly stealing a large volume of clothing from the firm and selling some items online.

She was charged with steal property as clerk/servant, disposing of stolen property and deal with proceeds of crime.

The search warrant was conducted at her home in Glebe, where police allegedly seized 200 items of stolen clothing.

At this stage in the investigation, police believe it could be worth up to $160,000.

The woman was given strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Downing Local Court on October 30.

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