The ABC has an astonishing story on Anglicare’s Canberra and Goulburn accounts department employee Ian Gordon Stubbings, 39, who’s going been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding his employer.
Alarming enough is that a charity can pay out $140,000 in expense claims to an employee over two years without noticing anything is amiss, or maybe having a chat with him about his expenses. (Frankly it confirms my darker suspicions about NGOs).
But somehow he’s managed to spend the money on “internet chat sites”.
By my maths if he’d headed down to a knocking shop for a relatively pricey $500 a throw (heard stories, read books) he’d have been able to go three times a week. (leaving aside the discounts I have heard regular high paying customers can get).
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I mean, I like the internet and all, but has a lazy $140k ever been spent more worthlessly?
Ian’s been ordered to pay back $138,000.