Serial Brisbane fraudster jailed

Shae McDonald

A serial fraudster who stole more than $300,000 from her Brisbane employer has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years' jail.

Leonie Marie Hartas wrote 182 fake cheques to herself while she worked as an administrative assistant at a trophy and engraving business between 2012 and 2016.

Brisbane District Court Judge Nicole Kefford said although she had convictions for similar offences, her mental health problems, guilty plea and remorse meant she would be eligible for parole after she served one-third of her sentence.