A Bicton husband and wife have been charged with committing theft and fraud offences worth more than $500,000 at a kayak factory where they worked.
Major Fraud Squad detectives allege more than 100 offences were committed by the pair at the O’Connor kayak factory between 2008 and 2010.
It is alleged an approved EFTPOS machine was installed at a Palmyra store with funds from the sale of stock being transferred into an account operated by the man without the owner’s knowledge.
An audit of the store revealed stock totalling more than $500,000 was sold or missing without documentation.
Additional audits identified false expenses were claimed and petty cash anomalies entered by the pair totalling over $22,000.
The 48-year-old man was charged with 66 counts of stealing as a servant, ten counts of fraud, ten counts of fraudulent falsification of records and one charge of forgery and is due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on November 30.The 44-year-old woman was charged with nine counts of fraudulent falsification of records, nine counts of stealing as a servant and one count of fraud and is due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on December 4.
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