An Education Department employee accused of misusing a Government credit card has indicated she will plead guilty to a string of corruption charges.

Noleen Joy Mongoo, 47, is facing 25 charges of corruption and 14 charges of stealing as a servant.

She appeared in Perth Magistrate's Court this morning where her lawyer Malcolm Hall indicated his client would "almost certainly" be pleading guilty to the charges.

Ms Mongoo was charged by the Corruption and Crime Commission last year.

The Corruption watchdog has alleged while Ms Mongoo was working for the Education Department in Meekatharra, she spent more than $5000 on goods and services with a Government credit card between August 2008 and December 2010.

It is alleged she mostly bought car parts and clothing.

She is also accused of allegedly using a Government account with a courier company to freight personal items to Meekatharra.

In court this morning, CCC prosecutor Craig McLennan requested an adjournment to allow the CCC to collect statements from a number of witnesses in country areas.

Education Department professional standards and conduct executive director Eamon Ryan confirmed Ms Mongoo was still employed by the department and was on “extended leave”.

“We are monitoring the court proceedings and will review the matter once those proceedings are finalised,” he said.


Ms Mongoo had her bail renewed to reappear in Perth Magistrate's Court in April.

The West Australian

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