Friday 29 May 2009

Robbing from the roach, giving to the paws

I usually dislike fraud, but when I saw this case yesterday...
  • Employee jailed for stealing $200,000
    Thursday, May 28, 2009
    © The Cairns Post

    A FORMER credit controller at The Cairns Post will spend 15 months in jail after admitting to defrauding her employer of more than $200,000.
    In Cairns District Court yesterday, Kellie Jane Owens, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud to the value of $226,568.
...I think a case could be made that it's an act of resistance against tyranny, in the tradition of Robin Hood.

But that probably wouldn't have cut any ice with the judge. Stealing from Barons used to be punishable by death, so the Post probably think she got off lightly.

1 comment:

Simple Simon met a Pieman said...

Leave the Cairns Post alone will ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They do teh very best they can... with the staff they hhave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!