29 Aug 2019

Canterbury DHB employee pleads guilty to payments theft

5:32 pm on 29 August 2019

A Canterbury woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Canterbury District Health Board.

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The Serious Fraud Office charged the former employee with one charge of false accounting.

The Christcurch District Court was told today that the woman directed patients to pay for their treatments by putting the money into a bank account she controlled.

The defendant, who has been granted interim name suppression, will reappear in the same later this year.