The former manager of a Whangarei Christian store found
guilty of stealing more than $11,000 has been jailed for two
and a half years.
Karen Quinn, 43, was found guilty by a jury in the Whangarei
District Court in October to 42 counts of theft by a person
in a special relationship.
She stole about $11,000 over a six-month period from the end
of 2009 to early 2010 while employed as manager for the Manna
Christian Store in central Whangarei.
The court heard that Quinn - who was responsible for banking
the store's cash takings - had spent money at a Paihia
resort, on a limousine, gifts and spa packages.
Quinn appeared for sentencing today.
- The Northern Advocate