5 May 2014

IT manager jailed for $380,000 theft

5:22 pm on 5 May 2014

An IT manager who pocketed $380,000 from one of the country's leading shipping lines has been jailed.

In the Auckland District Court, Judge David Harvey described Jimmy Ming Miu's behaviour as blatant dishonesty which allowed him to profit from his position of trust at McKay Shipping.

A jury had found Jimmy Ming Miu guilty of 55 charges, including using a document with intent to defraud and dishonestly using a document. Judge Harvey sentenced him to three years and three months in prison.

The court was told Miu set up his own company, Avanti Systems, and invoiced McKay Shipping for computer hardware and software with significant mark-ups.

Miu moved to Australia when he was found out and had to be extradited to face the charges.