Transport Ministry manager wanted over $726,000 fraud, arrested at airport, charged

Edwin Mitson
Mon, 08 Aug 2016

By Edwin Mitson Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) - A former senior manager at the Ministry of Transport has appeared in the Manukau District Court charged with three counts of dishonestly taking or using a document in relation to a $726,000 fraud.  Fifty-year-old Joanne Harrison is a former general manager at the ministry. The Serious Fraud Office was called in after an internal investigation into suspicious payments. In a statement, the SFO said entities associated with Harrison received $726,000.  She was arrested at Auckland International Airp...

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