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Police charge woman with 23 counts of fraud relating to a Weston childcare centre | The Canberra Times



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The director of a not-for-profit Canberra childcare centre broke down in court on Friday after she was refused bail on charges connected to the theft of up to $500,000. Emma Morton, 46, was arrested during a police raid on her Campbell home before appearing by video in the ACT Magistrates Court on a lengthy list of charges. Police allege that over a period of months Ms Morton transferred more than $160,000 from the Weston Creek Children’s Centre to her own accounts. The court heard there were hundreds of thousands of dollars still unaccounted for and further charges were likely. Documents tendered to the court say Ms Morton disguised the payments by labelling them with descriptors such as “Cleaning” or “Modern Teaching…

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