Tahiti accountant faces court over fraud

6:09 am on 3 February 2020
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A trial is to be held in French Polynesia in May of the accountant of the duty-free shop of Tahiti airport accused of fraud.

According to Tahiti-infos, the woman, who is said to be in her forties, diverted $US1.2 million over a five-year period.

The reports said she turned herself in in June when an audit was about to be undertaken.

She was presented to a judge who placed her under restrictions pending her trial.

Investigations revealed that she used the money to build a house and invest in some businesses.