There isn’t a week somewhere on the planet that goes by without a law firm staffer embezzling a firm without knowledge of the partners

We should start a column called embezzled.

Usually we ignore these stories but we do have to say  kudos to Maria-Theresa Rogers  who managed to squeeze $A370K out of her firm before they noticed.

She was having to finance 3 properties.

The one at Yallingup must have been nice, we wouldn’t mind a pad down there.

The West Australian Reports

A former law firm worker who was “living beyond her means” when she siphoned more than $370,000 from her employer has been jailed for three years over the “gross abuse of trust”.

Maria-Theresa Rogers was employed as a financial assistant with Perth firm Murcia Pestell Hillard when she made 87 unauthorised transfers — ranging from a few hundred dollars to $50,000 — from the company’s bank accounts to her own between 2013 and 2015.

Rogers used the stolen cash on car loans, to build a house in Yallingup and to cover mortgages on investment properties in Mindarie and Queensland.

The 42-year-old mother also made 40 BPAY payments from the company’s accounts to pay her phone and utilities bills. She pleaded guilty to 127 counts of stealing as a servant after she was arrested in Busselton last year.

Rogers told a psychologist that she and her fly-in, fly-out husband had “expensive tastes”. Her son was attending a private school and she found herself struggling to pay their mounting bills.