Woman convicted of defrauding Māori school of $250,000

 Manukau District Court.
She was convicted at the Manukau District Court. Photo credit: Newshub.

A woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding a Māori immersion school.

Kim Symes, 51, was convicted of obtaining by deception, using forged documents and four counts of dishonestly using a document on Friday after defrauding Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Tonga o Hokianga of $250,000.

The Northland school employed Symes for 11 years, from 2006 to 2017. She was responsible for its core finances.

She was remanded on bail, and will be sentenced in November.

Newshub.

 

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