Man jailed for steal­ing from Sub­way

Kapi-Mana News - - COURT -

A for­mer Porirua Sub­way em­ployee was sen­tenced to 22 months in prison for steal­ing more than $ 76,000 from his em­ployer.

Can­nons Creek res­i­dent Joseph Sione­t­u­ato, 29, pleaded guilty to steal­ing $ 76,200 be­tween Oc­to­ber 2012 and Au­gust 2013, when he ap­peared in Porirua Dis­trict Court last Tues­day.

Judge John Walker said Sione­t­u­ato had taken ad­van­tage of the trust the restau­rant own­ers had placed in him.

‘‘You took cash from the till and took it for your­self,’’ he said.

‘‘You were re­lied on by the busi­ness own­ers who helped you and treated you like fam­ily.’’

From Au­gust 13 till 30, a sur­veil­lance cam­era caught Sione­t­u­ato tak­ing money from the till 24 times.

Sione­t­u­ato’s lawyer, Char­lotte Hollingsworth, sug­gested Sione­t­u­ato should re­ceive a pun­ish­ment that al­lowed him to con­tinue his new part-time job.

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