Guilty plea heard

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Ti­tahi Bay wo­man Su­san Ha­gai pleaded guilty last week to steal­ing $1.2 mil­lion from her former em­ployer, the Hiber­nian Catholic.

She was re­manded by Welling­ton District Court judge Tom Broad­more for sen­tenc­ing next month.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of ob­tain­ing $ 1,242,750 by de­cep­tion from the Hibernians, and four counts of caus­ing a loss of $15,089 to Hoff Hold­ings.

Hoff Hold­ings, which is part-owned by former All Black Chris­tian Cullen, runs a group of bars in­clud­ing Welling­ton’s Four Kings and Elec­tric Av­enue.

Ha­gai worked as an of­fice clerk for the Hibernians, a friendly bank­ing so­ci­ety, from 1994 to 2010. She worked for Hoff Hold­ings af­ter leav­ing the Hibernians last Septem­ber.

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