Former charity boss Eman Sharobeem has blamed scheming ex-colleagues for the fact public funds were used to pay for non-work related items - including her son's liposuction and her own water bills.
For eight days in the witness box at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, the 54-year-old has denied almost all wrongdoing in the face of accusations she rorted more than $600,000 from immigrant charities.
"I am finished," she said in Sydney on Thursday.
"They managed to kill my soul, kill my body."
A deflated Ms Sharobeem was reacting to news she will need to return for further questioning despite expecting her questioning, which she describes as "torture", to conclude on Thursday.
Once an Australian of the year state finalist, Ms Sharobeem's time as head of the Immigrant Women's Health Service and the Non-English Speaking Housing Women's Scheme is under heavy scrutiny.
The commission heard she paid for $3000 of her son's liposuction bill at Westmead Hospital in March 2015 and, within hours, received reimbursement from NESH funds.
Counsel assisting Ramesh Rajalingam accused Ms Sharobeem of authorising the payment remotely.
"It didn't happen," she replied, her testimony punctuated by heavy sighs.
In an email, Ms Sharobeem later told board members the money related to a conference where she presented a paper - a claim disputed by Westmead Hospital.
It must have been her ex-colleagues who made the transfer, Ms Sharobeem argued, during the early stages of an attempt to frame her.
According to Ms Sharobeem's evidence, the same colleagues reimbursed three personal water bills - each of about $190 - in 2009.
She has defended billing more than $34,000 in traffic fines back to the IWHS, defiantly claiming it was "part of her package".
"Mistakes happen driving," she said.
Questions have been raised about her two sons' employment at the charities, and Ms Sharobeem also denies inflating figures on the number of participants in IWHS programs to secure grants.
She rejects allegations she fraudulently represented herself as a psychologist and treated patients after claiming to have obtained only an honorary doctorate from the American University in Cairo.
The commission saw Corrective Services NSW documents in which Ms Sharobeem was referred to as the "treating psychologist" of a young family friend.
It was also shown a copy of her CV submitted to a government department in which Ms Sharobeem included a PhD in both psychology and community management among her qualifications.
Acting Commissioner Reginald Blanch said it would be "completely misleading" to present that without being more specific.
Ms Sharobeem claims she has paid back all the wrongfully-reimbursed money and evidence before the commission suggests her transfers add up to $44,757.36.
Mr Blanch told Ms Sharobeem she will need to return in July after other witnesses have testified.
"Only for a very short time," he reassured.
"Please stop them," she replied.