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An Auckland woman has been sentenced to seven months' home detention for defrauding ACC out of thousands of dollars.

Helen Elizabeth Spray appeared in North Shore District Court on four charges under the Crimes and ACC acts.

The court was told Spray had lied to ACC about her situation and received weekly compensation over eight or nine months, totalling $8000, to which she was not entitled.

Spray had since repaid the money.

"ACC manages public money and takes a zero-tolerance approach to fraud," ACC general manager of claims management Denise Cosgrove said.