Rob Kidd is a NZME. News Service court reporter based in Auckland.

Worker accused of fleecing firm of more than $450,000

The bulk of allegedly stolen cash came from her dishonestly using 69 invoices from another company. File photo
The bulk of allegedly stolen cash came from her dishonestly using 69 invoices from another company. File photo

A former media company staffer has been accused of fleecing the firm of more than $450,000.

The woman, in her 20s, appeared in Auckland District Court this morning facing 25 charges covering just over two years of her employment from 2013.

Her name and details were suppressed and therefore her former employer cannot be named.

Several of her ex-colleagues are named in court documents after the defendant allegedly used their company credit cards to syphon money from the company.

The woman faces multiple counts of using a document for a pecuniary advantage.

She is also accused of forging invoices from various companies, which could see her jailed for as long as 10 years if found guilty.

The bulk of allegedly stolen cash came from her dishonestly using 69 invoices from another company, which net her $233,967 from the end of 2013 to mid-2015.

During that time she is also accused of using 34 invoices from a different entity which scored her $122,302.

She was remanded on bail to an Auckland address without plea and will appear in court again later this month.

- NZ Herald

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