A woman who falsified building company invoices resulting in $121,000 being diverted into her bank account was jailed for 14 months on Wednesday.
Emma Louise Wilson, 28, of Newnham, pleaded guilty to one count of dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage, 50 counts of inputting false information into a computer and 19 counts of forgery.
The Supreme Court in Launceston heard that Wilson spent the money on restaurants, interstate trips, food and clothing.
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Wilson worked for five years at Launceston building company Dickens Construction where her job was in administration and to send invoices to suppliers.
In June 2017, she opened an account at the Commonwealth Bank and began to systematically forge invoices so that the money paid by suppliers would go into the personal account.
Justice Robert Pearce said that in August 2019 the company's owner noticed a suspicious invoice and quizzed Wilson.
A police investigation followed and she made full admission in an interview.
He said she had exhausted the funds by the time she was charged.
"Her remorse is reduced by the repeated nature of the offending," Justice Pearce said.
"Such dishonesty is difficult to detect and the courts have need to make clear that for such a breach of trust defendants should expect harsh punishment."
Justice Pearce made a compensation order in favour of Dickens Construction but said it was unlikely to be paid.
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