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Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton warns that ‘snitches go straight to the ditches’

Former Married At First Sight bride Stacey Hampton is not happy after someone leaked incriminating text messages in which she boasted of her attempt to bypass COVID-19 travel restrictions by pretending to be an essential worker.

The law graduate shared a meme to Instagram Stories on Saturday about ‘snitches’ getting their comeuppance – seemingly in reference to whoever in her inner circle had shared the messages.

The post came 24 hours after Daily Mail Australia published an article revealing how Hampton, 26, had bragged to a friend via WhatsApp that she wouldn’t be self-isolating despite an order from South Australia police.

Furious: Ex-Married At First Sight bride Stacey Hampton is not happy after someone leaked incriminating text messages in which she boasted of her attempt to bypass COVID-19 travel restrictions by pretending to be an essential worker. Pictured: Hampton during one of her trips to Melbourne earlier this year that was subsequently ruled non-essential travel

Furious: Ex-Married At First Sight bride Stacey Hampton is not happy after someone leaked incriminating text messages in which she boasted of her attempt to bypass COVID-19 travel restrictions by pretending to be an essential worker. Pictured: Hampton during one of her trips to Melbourne earlier this year that was subsequently ruled non-essential travel

The meme read: ‘Due to our overwhelmed medical system, snitches will no longer be offered stitches. I repeat: snitches go straight to the ditches.’

‘Snitches get stitches’ is a saying that means a person who speaks to the authorities about another’s wrongdoings will be physically harmed and/or hospitalised. 

Hampton is facing three charges of ignoring coronavirus restrictions on interstate trips, Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed last week. 

Police arrested Hampton at Adelaide Airport on May 6 on her way back from Melbourne, after Instagram photos showed she was wasn’t self-isolating.

'Snitches go straight to the ditches': The law graduate shared a meme to Instagram Stories on Saturday about 'snitches' getting their comeuppance - seemingly in reference to whoever in her inner circle had shared the messages

'Snitches go straight to the ditches': The law graduate shared a meme to Instagram Stories on Saturday about 'snitches' getting their comeuppance - seemingly in reference to whoever in her inner circle had shared the messages

‘Snitches go straight to the ditches’: The law graduate shared a meme to Instagram Stories on Saturday about ‘snitches’ getting their comeuppance – seemingly in reference to whoever in her inner circle had shared the messages

At the time, the mother of two downplayed the incident as ‘a little hiccup’ with her essential worker paperwork.

However, it has since been revealed that Hampton was actually locked up for several hours and charged with two counts of failing to comply with a direction.

Police are believed to have told Hampton to go straight home and self-isolate – before they followed her after she left the police station.

Response: The post came 24 hours after Daily Mail Australia published an article revealing how Hampton, 26, had bragged to a friend via WhatsApp that she wouldn't be self-isolating despite an order from South Australia police

Response: The post came 24 hours after Daily Mail Australia published an article revealing how Hampton, 26, had bragged to a friend via WhatsApp that she wouldn't be self-isolating despite an order from South Australia police

Response: The post came 24 hours after Daily Mail Australia published an article revealing how Hampton, 26, had bragged to a friend via WhatsApp that she wouldn’t be self-isolating despite an order from South Australia police

They allegedly watched her pick up her her sons, Kruz, two, and Kosta, four, who were separately staying at her mother and friend’s homes.

Officers then arrived at her house to give her a summons to appear on a third failure to comply with a direction charge.

‘Currently waiting for the cops to come to my house and abuse me. Probably give me another fine,’ she texted a friend via WhatsApp at the time.

She will face Adelaide Magistrates Court on October 30, facing fines of up to $20,000 and two years jail for each count.

In custody: Police arrested Hampton at Adelaide Airport on May 6 on her way back from Melbourne, after Instagram photos showed she was wasn't self-isolating. Pictured: Hampton with her friend Anthony Hess during one of her trips to Melbourne

In custody: Police arrested Hampton at Adelaide Airport on May 6 on her way back from Melbourne, after Instagram photos showed she was wasn't self-isolating. Pictured: Hampton with her friend Anthony Hess during one of her trips to Melbourne

In custody: Police arrested Hampton at Adelaide Airport on May 6 on her way back from Melbourne, after Instagram photos showed she was wasn’t self-isolating. Pictured: Hampton with her friend Anthony Hess during one of her trips to Melbourne

At the time, essential travellers were allowed to enter SA and continue as normal. Non-essential travellers needed to self-isolate for 14 days.

In text messages between Hampton and a friend, she outlined how she convinced her then-partner to provide her with a form claiming she was an essential worker with his security firm. 

She travelled to Melbourne on April 13 – her third trip there this year – using the form, but it did not satisfy South Australian police.

‘Fkn form didn’t work. I’m meant to be self quarantine [sic] for 14 days. I’ll be ringing tomorrow to fight it,’ she complained upon her return on April 20.

‘They tried to say security isn’t an essential service, but I’m going to argue it, because it is.’

Leaked texts: In text messages between Hampton and a friend, she outlined how she convinced her then-partner to provide her with a form claiming she was an essential worker with his security firm. The form did not satisfy South Australian police, however

Leaked texts: In text messages between Hampton and a friend, she outlined how she convinced her then-partner to provide her with a form claiming she was an essential worker with his security firm. The form did not satisfy South Australian police, however

Leaked texts: In text messages between Hampton and a friend, she outlined how she convinced her then-partner to provide her with a form claiming she was an essential worker with his security firm. The form did not satisfy South Australian police, however

Hampton displayed her contempt for the rules as she declared her intention to flout them regardless.

‘I’m not isolating, lol. I got s**t to do. I’m coming back next week, iso ain’t stopping me. We have business to do,’ she said.

So she travelled to Melbourne again on April 27 anyway, and was not shy about flaunting her shopping trips and luxury accommodation on Instagram.

After the three charges were laid on May 6, Hampton complained at length to a friend but was determined to continue her jet-setting lifestyle.

‘I’m calling my lawyer tomorrow, asking to get bail fixed. I’ve been at prison the last few hours,’ she said.

‘I’m so upset, I’m on bail, no interstate travel until court [in] October, after my birthday.

‘I’m calling lawyer to get it lifted for my charity work, or I’ll travel in disguise.

‘Thank god no one knows so they won’t leak it.’

‘I’m mortified [by] how I’m being treated, I can’t even come to your bday.’

Defiant: After three charges were laid on May 6, Hampton complained at length to a friend but was determined to continue her jet-setting lifestyle

Defiant: After three charges were laid on May 6, Hampton complained at length to a friend but was determined to continue her jet-setting lifestyle

Defiant: After three charges were laid on May 6, Hampton complained at length to a friend but was determined to continue her jet-setting lifestyle

Police used as apparent evidence dozens of photos posted to Hampton’s Instagram and those of her friends and places she visited during the trips.

‘They have photos of us shopping at Culture Kings and Dior. This is why I got fined,’ Hampton revealed to the friend.

‘I’ve been through hell [the] last 24 hours.’

Hampton asked her ‘expensive’ lawyer to try to alter her bail conditions so she would be able to keep travelling.

‘He will speak to prosecution and get it resolved before court so there is no media coverage etc and he’s applying for lifting of travel restrictions on the basis of my charity and having a lease in Melbourne,’ she said.

‘He said [that] should suffice as long as I self iso when I return [if] laws are still in play.’

Daily Mail Australia contacted Hampton on Friday to ask about the pending charges, but has not received a comment.

When asked on May 6 about reports she was stopped at Adelaide Airport by police, Hampton claimed it was all a misunderstanding.

She told Daily Mail Australia there was ‘a little hiccup’ at the airport due to state border closures, but insisted everything was ‘fine’ in the end.

‘I had an essential workers clearance form, which they didn’t realise I had, so I was fine. They had to look into my clearance, which was fine,’ she said.

‘It was just over my form [and] whether or not it was essential. Then I proceeded to collect my son from school.’

Stacey was seen having a tense phone conversation as she emerged from the domestic terminal with her luggage.

Living the high life: During her trips to Melbourne, Hampton visited a hair salon, and went shopping for cars, shoes and clothes with her friend Anthony Hess

Living the high life: During her trips to Melbourne, Hampton visited a hair salon, and went shopping for cars, shoes and clothes with her friend Anthony Hess

'Home for the week': The pair also stayed at Crown Melbourne

'Home for the week': The pair also stayed at Crown Melbourne

During her trips to Melbourne, Hampton visited a hair salon, and went shopping for cars, shoes and clothes with her friend Anthony Hess. The pair also stayed at Crown Melbourne

During her trips to Melbourne, Hampton visited a hair salon, and went shopping for cars, shoes and clothes with her friend Anthony Hess.

She was also spotted strolling around Port Melbourne with a security minder in tow, hanging out with friends at Brighton Beach, and driving a rented Range Rover.

Other photos showed her and Hess relaxing in their hotel room at Crown, swigging on champagne and soaking in the bath.

Hampton even got herself a coronavirus test during the second trip when she was supposed to be in self-isolation.

In every photo, Hampton was clad in designer clothes and accessories worth thousands of dollars.

At the time, Hampton insisted these activities were all business related.

She claimed to do ‘essential’ legal and accounting work for a travel company in Melbourne, and also said she was setting up a postnatal depression charity there.

‘Anthony is involved in the employment for charity. He is who I spend all my time with as isolation rules suggest that employees are fine,’ she said.

‘I pay for us to stay at Crown Towers Melbourne. However, I have an apartment that I’m in the middle signing for to base my charity there.’

Sources have since told Daily Mail Australia the Crown rooms were paid for by a third party in exchange for exposure in Hampton’s Instagram and paparazzi shots.

Perks of being a celebrity: Sources have told Daily Mail Australia the Crown rooms were paid for by a third party in exchange for exposure in Hampton's Instagram and paparazzi shots

Perks of being a celebrity: Sources have told Daily Mail Australia the Crown rooms were paid for by a third party in exchange for exposure in Hampton's Instagram and paparazzi shots

Perks of being a celebrity: Sources have told Daily Mail Australia the Crown rooms were paid for by a third party in exchange for exposure in Hampton’s Instagram and paparazzi shots 

When asked about her visit to a salon, Stacey previously explained: ‘I went to the salon to fix my hair and discuss business ventures with companies at the salon. Until I get [my own] premises, it’s hard.’

Hampton claimed her shopping trips with Hess for sports cars were also ‘essential’ because she required a vehicle to be able to work in Melbourne.

She was at the time flying to Melbourne every other week to work for the unspecified travel company and to establish her charity.

‘I’m only travelling to and from business locations. Otherwise I’m isolating in my hotel until I return. I do the legal and accounts for the transport company,’ she said.

Remember her? Stacey is pictured on Married At First Sight with her ex-'husband' Michael Goonan

Remember her? Stacey is pictured on Married At First Sight with her ex-'husband' Michael Goonan

Remember her? Stacey is pictured on Married At First Sight with her ex-‘husband’ Michael Goonan

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