Care centre rip-off

By Sophia Browne A WOMAN, who has been charged with stealing more than $36,000 from an organisation that provides respite services for disabled children, was yesterday committed to stand trial in Bundaberg District Court.

Kym Elizabeth Gail Grant, 45, appeared in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday charged with two counts of fraud.

A short committal hearing revealed the case against her.

The court heard Grant was employed as a service manager at Carinbundi Respite service at the time the offences allegedly occurred.

Police claim Grant fraudulently obtained more than $34,000 in February 2003, by writing herself a cheque to buy a new Subaru Forester wagon.

It is also alleged that she took more than $2300 of government grant money in 2004, which was paid into her private account.

It is believed the loss came to light after Grant had stopped working for the service, when the centre administration audited its finances.

Grant was only charged with the crimes on July 27 this year.



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