A Prospect Vale woman diverted nearly $5000 money from her employer's business into her own bank account after she overindulged in online shopping, the Launceston Magistrates Court heard.
Georgina Elizabeth Badcock 23 pleaded guilty to 30 counts of computer related fraud between January 30 and April 23, 2020.
Police prosecutor Katarina Gauden said Ms Badcock was a customer service representative at building products company Lysaght in Invermay.
She said that on 22 occasions between February and April, she amended prices and deposited the difference, $3605, into her account.
Ms Gauden said she also processed refunds in eight transactions worth $1266 into her account.
In a police interview Ms Badcock admitted she would manipulate and change pricing and remove delivery fees.
"She made amendments to make items cheaper and refund the difference to herself," Ms Gauden said.
Defence counsel Grant Tucker said Ms Badcock's holiday pay and wages were withheld and just $1700 was left owing.
He said she debt was piling up after her rent doubled, she bought a car and she overindulged in online shopping.
"As soon as the internal investigation started she immediately admitted her involvement, there was no attempt to hide her actions," he said.
"This was out of character, she realises the seriousness and understands that breach of trust is looked upon seriously in the courts."
Mr Tucker said Ms Badcock had turned her life around and was working as a self employed beuaty therapist and nail technician.
Magistrate Simon Brown adjourned sentencing until 2.15 pm on April 29 while she was assessed for a community service.
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