Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison denied parole




Joanne Harrison, the senior manager who stole over $700,000 from the Ministry of Transport, has today been denied parole.

Joanne Harrison is deemed to still pose a risk to the community.
Source: 1 NEWS

Ms Harrison was sentenced to three years and seven months jail in February.

The Parole Board's said their decision to decline Ms Harrison today was because they consider her to continue "to impose an undue risk to the safety of the community".

Mr Harrison's parole case will be considered again by the board in March 2018.

In February, Harrison was sentenced to three-and-a-half years jail for taking $726,000 while she was the ministry's general manager for organisational development.

Harrison used fictitious invoices made out to three different entities, which had bank accounts in her name, and spent the money on personal credit cards and a Kiwibank home loan.

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