Former accountant charged after allegedly defrauding client of $200,000 – Lake Macquarie

A woman will face court next month after allegedly defrauding a Lake Macquarie business of more than $200,000 over a five-year period.

In June 2019, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District commenced an investigation into anomalies concerning the administration of a Lake Macquarie business’ account allegedly controlled by an accountant.

Following extensive inquiries, yesterday (Sunday 9 February 2020), police attended a home at Cameron Park, and arrested a 50-year-old woman.

She was taken to Toronto Police Station where she was charged with three counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and one count of destroy/conceal accounting record to obtain financial advantage.

Police will allege the woman – who was an accountant at a firm at the time – transferred $201,000 into several personal accounts between 2011 and 2016.

She was granted conditional bail to face Toronto Local Court on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Investigations are ongoing.

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