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Bank worker admits stealing $400,000

By Paul Taylor of the Mountain Scene

Jenna Lee Robinson. Photo / Blair Pattinson / Mountain Scene
Jenna Lee Robinson. Photo / Blair Pattinson / Mountain Scene

A Queenstown woman done for a $400,000 bank rip-off has admitted the offending - and using the money for a house, overseas trips and paying off debts.

Former ANZ business banking relationship manager Jenna Lee Robinson, who worked out of ANZ's Camp Street branch in downtown Queenstown, pleaded guilty during an appearance in Queenstown District Court this morning.

Robinson admitted accessing the bank's computer system to dishonestly obtain benefit, having set up 16 fictitious accounts with loan and overdraft facilities between August 16, 2010 and July 4, 2013.

Robinson also admitted five charges of having control of property, totalling, $402,386.01, in circumstances she knew required her to account to ANZ Bank - and she intentionally failed to do so, committing theft.

Sergeant Ian Collin, reading the statement of facts, says she used the money to pay a $115,000 deposit for a Arthurs Point home, furnishing, trips to Canada, Japan and around New Zealand, plus paying off credit cards and hire purchase items.

Judge Christina Cook remanded her on bail for sentencing on May 19.

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