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Jail time for gambling receptionist who stole $1 million from employer

SAM BOYER, ALICE PEACOCK
Last updated 13:22, March 4 2016 

Victoria Tanoi was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months' jail for stealing more than $1 million from her employer to fuel her gambling habit.

An Auckland receptionist who stole more than $1 million from her company to fund her gambling addiction is headed to jail for almost five years.

Victoria Tanoi fraudulently obtained the money over five years by accessing the banking and accounting systems of her employer, Portacom New Zealand.

She fraudulently accessed Portacom's systems 270 times between 2009 and 2015.

The total loss sustained by her employer was $1,037,355.28, of which Tanoi has declined to pay any reparation.


         

 

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