Arabella Del Busso – the reality TV contestant and ex-girlfriend of NRL star Josh Reynolds – has been jailed for stealing $52,000 from her employer.
Del Busso was sentenced at Sutherland Local Court in Sydney’s south on Tuesday after admitting to two charges of stealing as an employee.
She was a receptionist at Rheumotology Specialist Care in September 2019 when her bosses realised she had been depositing company money into her account.
Magistrate Hugh Donnelly slammed Del Busso for her ‘appalling breach of trust’, The St George Shire Standard reported.
‘She must be held accountable and conduct denounced,’ he said.
Arabella Del Busso – the reality TV contestant and ex-girlfriend of NRL star Josh Reynolds – has been jailed for stealing $52,000 from her employer
Court records seen by Daily Mail Australia showed Del Busso was sentenced to 20 months’ in prison with a non-parole period of 12 months.
Del Busso will spend at least one night in Silverwater Correctional Centre before she is classified and paperwork has been completed for a transfer to a long-term facility.
She will be eligible for release in February 2025.
Del Busso became a figure of public notoriety after it was revealed she faked three pregnancies while in a relationship with Reynolds.
She later described that as a ‘white lie’ when she featured on SAS Australia.
After meeting Reynolds on Instagram in December 2018, Del Busso enjoyed a one-night-stand with the sports star before claiming she was pregnant with twins.
She later told him she’d miscarried, before claiming she was pregnant again in March 2019, only to miscarry again.
She was a receptionist at Rheumotology Specialist Care in September 2019 when her bosses realised she had been depositing company money into her account
Del Busso, whose real name is Donna Preusker, claimed to have been pregnant once again in June, sending her beau a series of 12-week scans.
‘I told my partner that I had a pregnancy scare, and I showed it to him and said it was ours, when in fact, it wasn’t our scan at all,’ she confessed on SAS Australia, after being pressed for the truth.
Reynolds announced he was expecting twins by sharing footage of his gender-reveal on social media in December 2018, and said the parents-to-be had set up a nursery.
Josh and Arabella were also embroiled in a heated argument, which was filmed and leaked to the media, causing yet another NRL scandal.
The confrontation led to Reynolds being charged and eventually acquitted of domestic violence.
Del Busso rose to fame during her messy split with NRL star Josh Reynolds (pictured together)
She became a figure of public notoriety after it was revealed she faked three pregnancies while Reynolds’ girlfriend, after the pair met on Instagram in 2018. She later described that as a ‘white lie’ when she featured on SAS Australia in 2020
Since the public saga between the then-couple made headlines, Reynolds has claimed Del Busso doctored photos, and even injected herself with IVF fertility drugs to make herself look pregnant.
Reynolds’ legal team alleged in court Del Busso was never pregnant, saying they have medical documentation to prove it.
Furthermore, he claimed she lied about her mother’s death, and claimed she had cancer to dupe him and other former boyfriends into giving her money.
Reynolds claims he gave her more than $4,000 after she told him her mother had died and needed money for funeral expenses.
After it emerged her mother was in fact alive, Del Busso told 60 Minutes it was the person she considered to be her mother who had died.
Reynolds claimed Del Busso also lied about her mother’s death, and claimed she had cancer to dupe him and other former boyfriends into giving her money