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RIVERLAND WOMAN TO REPAY STOLEN $250K FROM FORMER EMPLOYER

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A Riverland Woman who pleaded guilty to stealing over $250,000 from her former employer has signed a deed to pay back every cent.

Sharon Tracey Nitschke of Barmera appeared in the Adelaide district court last week, the Advertiser reported Judge Ralf Soulio postponed sentencing, after receiving a document from her former employer, non for profit organisation – The Riverland vine improvement committee.

In court last year Nitschke pleaded guilty to stealing $251,350 from the local committee between February 2013 and December 2017.

As reported, hundreds of illegal transactions were carried out, using the funds to pay for luxury items and experiences including jewellery, make up, home renovations and overseas holidays.

According to Miss Nitschke’s counsel she has already repaid $35,000 and is selling her family home to raise further funds and has written a letter of apology.

Judge Soulio remanded Nitschke on continuing bail until next month.

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