Woman jailed for stealing from church store

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

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