Sydney bank worker pleads guilty to $250,000 theft

Chau has pleaded guilty to embezzling $250,000 from her clients' accounts. Photo / File
Chau has pleaded guilty to embezzling $250,000 from her clients' accounts. Photo / File

A former bank employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling $250,000 from her clients' accounts.

Karen Myhanh Chau, 39, pleaded guilty to six counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday.

Chau worked for a bank in the city's CBD and was charged in July with transferring the money from clients' accounts to her own between October 2010 and January this year.

She appeared in court supported by her partner and others as her solicitor entered the guilty plea on her behalf.

She will remain on bail and face a sentencing hearing on September 28.


-AAP

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