The former office administrator at a Paraparaumu accounting firm has been sentenced to home detention for premeditated fraud and claiming more than $97-thousand in Donation Tax Credits (DTC).
Susanne Jane Brazier was sentenced to 7 months, 3 weeks home detention when she appeared in the Porirua District Court in July.
Brazier’s role at the accounting firm included filing DTC claims. She filed 145 fraudulent claims for 28 different taxpayers when she knew she had no right to make the claims on their behalf.
Her offending was initially picked up by a customer who noticed two tax credits showing in their myIR account that they hadn’t applied for and which were paid into a bank account which wasn’t theirs.