1 Jun 2018

Social service ex-manager dealt 99 more fraud charges

7:08 pm on 1 June 2018

The former finance manager of a Hamilton-based social services provider has pleaded guilty to an additional 99 fraud charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.

Hemo Kerewai Thompson, 58, entered the guilty plea in the Hamilton District Court today, bringing her total number of offences to 167.

She took about $175,000 from the taxpayer funded Raukura Waikato Social Services Trust between 2010 and 2015, disguising the activity as genuine expenditure.

The trust is in liquidation.

Thompson was granted bail and is due to be sentenced at the Hamilton District Court next month.