As­cot Park woman stole $1000

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A Cot­ton On em­ployee stole more than $1000 from the Porirua store by fal­si­fy­ing till re­ceipts each time a cus­tomer paid with cash.

Elisha Ni­cholls Mataiti, 19, ap­peared in Porirua District Court last week and pleaded guilty to steal­ing money on 41 oc­ca­sions.

The As­cot Park res­i­dent took $1410 with­out her man­ager’s per­mis­sion be­tween De­cem­ber 3 and 27 last year.

Her lawyer, Andrew More, said Ni­cholls Mataiti had writ­ten Cot­ton On an apol­ogy let­ter and re­gret­ted what she had done.

‘‘She was mixed up with quite a bad group of friends,’’ he said.

More said his client had since cut ties with her friends.

Judge Jan Kelly con­victed Ni­cholls Mataiti on the charge of theft of more than $ 1000 and sen­tenced her to 80 hours com­mu­nity work.

She was also or­dered to re­pay Cot­ton On by Au­gust 22.

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