$8000 Theft From Employer – Good Behaviour Bond
The client was charged with four counts of theft, occurring over a 1 month period and totalling almost eight thousand dollars. The client worked in accounts for a medium sized business and stole the money from cash takings.
In submissions the following points were made in support of the suggested sentence:
The offending had taken place over ten years earlier
The offending was discovered at the time when the client confessed to her employer and resigned
She had worked in accounts at two different employers over that ten year period and had not offended again
She had never before committed a crime
The money was taken after the end of a relationship, where the client was left in circumstances where she could not afford to support her two young daughters
The offending was out of character and born of those specific circumstances.
The Court accepted the submission that the client be placed, without conviction on a 12 month good behaviour bond with a special condition that she locate the individual who owned the business at the time and make payment of the amount stolen.
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