Forfeiture of assets leads to $620,000 recovered

A Police Asset Recovery Unit investigation into the misappropriation of funds from a government department is leading to the recovery of about $620,000.

Since June 2016, the Police Asset Recovery Unit, based in Wellington, has been investigating Ms Joanne Harrison, former General Manager at the Ministry of Transport.

Ms Harrison was sentenced to three years seven months’ imprisonment for the misappropriation of $726,836.07 from the Ministry.

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