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57-year-old jailed for defrauding $18,500 from employer

A 57-year-old man who defrauded $18,500 from his employer to pay debt and living expenses was yesterday sentenced to time behind bars.

Peter Eric Rylands Sale defrauded CQ Seaside Pools at Yeppoon on two occasions in 2013 when he was the manager of the business - money the company will never see again.

Rockhampton District Court heard Sale was overseeing a large contract when he directed the two significant sums be paid into his account, and he was to transfer the funds to the company accounts.

"That didn't happen," Judge Michael Burnett said.

The court heard Sale retained $2000 from the first payment in June and $16,500 from the second payment in August.

"He kept $2000 because he didn't have any money to survive on," defence barrister Frank Martin said.

"It shouldn't have gone in in the first place.

"That's the crucial thing unfortunately."

The court heard Sale spent the money, on top of his "generous" $1500 per week pay packet, within a three-month period.

"He had been in business and he is now destitute," Mr Martin said.

Mr Burnett said the money "had not and cannot ever be the subject" of restitution.

He said Sale used some of the money to pay $9000 debt.

"It is a significant breach of trust and friendship that you would have had with the directors," he said.

"It is unrealistic to expect (the money) will ever be remunerated."

Sale was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended after three months with an operational period of three years.

Topics:  rockhampton district court



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