Rockhampton man guilty of stealing more than $18k from ATM

THE former manager of a Rockhampton security firm was yesterday found guilty of stealing more than $18,000 from an ATM in 2008.

Speros Michael Vassilakos, 45, faced trial in the Rockhampton District Court this week after pleading not guilty to the theft. The court heard Vassilakos was called to de-activate an alarm on the CUA ATM at the Stockland shopping centre on October 11, a job which did not require him to open the machine's safe.

Electronic records revealed an unauthorised access to the safe at the time he attended. A reconciliation of the ATM later found $18,250 in $50 notes missing.

The jury retired just before lunch time yesterday and delivered their verdict about 4pm. The matter was adjourned to July 1 for sentence.



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