SHE forged signatures on the cheques and bumped up their value.
And Country Club Tasmania records say Launceston woman Kelly Anne Douglass spent most of the $141,702 she stole on poker machines.
But throughout her eight-day trial at the Supreme Court in Launceston last month, the 39-year-old denied having stolen any money.
Douglass pleaded guilty to forgery and uttering charges but no stealing charges.
She was convicted of 55 counts of forgery, 52 of uttering and 60 of stealing.
She stole the money from the Cosgrove Park Bowls Club in October 2006, and from May 2007 to June 2008.
Douglass was club secretary at the time; her father was president.
The court heard she was assisted by the club treasurer Michael Clayton, who helped her and covered her tracks in exchange for sexual favours. Clayton was jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to the crime in November 2010.
Douglass was charged with a total of 210 offences but acquitted of 43, and was yesterday sentenced for stealing $15,000 less than her accomplice.
Chief Justice Ewan Crawford said she had shown no remorse.
``At all times she maintained her denial that she benefited in any way, and she did so notwithstanding the damming evidence of the enormous losses she was making at the casino, which could not be explained by a legitimate source of income, and the payment of the 34 cheques directly into her own account,'' Chief Justice Crawford said.
He said Douglass ``systematically'' stole from the club from May 2007 until discovered.
``She and the treasurer virtually ruined the club financially by their crimes'' and prevented it being able to afford a new synthetic bowling green, Chief Justice Crawford said.
Douglass was jailed for two years and three months and ordered to pay the club $145,702, which included compensation for the $4000 cost of having auditors examine its finances.
She was also ordered to pay $2000 in Victims of Crime levies.
Douglass will not be eligible for parole until June next year.
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