9 Nov 2016

Auckland Airport fraudster jailed for three years

11:40 am on 9 November 2016
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A woman who defrauded Auckland Airport of $1.8 million has been jailed for three years and two months.

Teremoana Kimiangatau earlier pleaded guilty to three representative charges of obtaining by deception.

Kimiangatau worked at the airport for 18 years.

The Serious Fraud Office found she transferred funds from the airport's bank account to her own account, changing client bank account numbers to her own within the airport's accounting system.

SFO director Julie Read said after many years of honest employment, Kimiangatau let down herself and her employer.

She took advantage of weaknesses in the system rather than remedy them. There was no excuse for that, Read said.

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