Woman steals $52,000 from work in 10 months

By on January 17, 2017
Woman steals $52,000 from work in 10 months

An administrator took $52,000 of work funds and used the money to buy furniture and a car.

Shirley Joan Wright, 54, siphoned the Waikato genetics company's cash over a 10-month period, until an investigation uncovered her misdeeds.

Wright ended up in the dock of Hamilton District Court facing 15 charges of theft by a person in a special relationship, and pleaded guilty.

She'll now spend two years in jail, after being sentenced by Judge Philip Connell - via audio visual link - on Tuesday.

Wright had been working at Liberty Genetics Limited about a month when she started taking money in July 2015, it is understood.

Read the full article by Libby Wilson > Business Day - stuff.co.nz

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