NZ thief claims medical condition made her steal

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May 08, 2024

NZ thief claims medical condition made her steal

A New Zealand dental clinic worker who diverted more than $4000 in customer payments to her own pocket told police she had a medical condition that “made her steal”.

Roxanne Joy Lamong Arsi was this week sentenced to four months of community detention on six charges of   altering a document  - invoices sent by the clinic - with intent to defraud after she admitted the charges last year.

The particular medical condition wasn’t outlined among her various other health challenges described at sentencing in the Nelson  District Court  on Tuesday, but Judge Brian Callaghan noted her previous similar offending and her issues with gambling.

Arsi arrived at court wearing a mask, supported by her mother who was also masked up. An earlier sentencing date was adjourned when Arsi claimed to have had Covid and couldn’t attend court.

Last year the court heard that her bookkeeping job at DentalCare Nelson required her to send invoices to customers on a generic template via a work mobile phone.

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