Woman charged with embezzling millions from New South Wales business

A WOMAN’S been caught pocketing almost three million dollars over seven years from a New South Wales business.

In July 2014, investigators from Chifley Local Area Command were alerted to the alleged substantial fraud by an employee of a company in Donald Street, Lithgow.

It is believed that the frauds were committed over a period of seven years, since early 2007, with estimates putting the total amount of the alleged fraudulent activity at more than $2.9 million.


Last Thursday, police raided a home in Franks Place, Hartley, where they seized a computer and banking records for examination.

About 10.30am yesterday, a 40-year-old Hartley woman attended Lithgow Police Station where she was charged with eight counts of obtain money by deception and 19 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Lithgow Local Court on Thursday 30 October.