Marketing agency staffer Heath James charged with $318,000 fraud

An employee of a Sydney-based marketing agency has been charged with embezzling the company out of $318,000.

The man, 25 year-old Heath James from Darlinghurst, is charged with spending $127,000 on lavish gifts and expensive holidays.

He is also accused of siphoning $189,000 from his employer by using a company credit card.

It remains unclear which company James worked for, although it is believed to be based in Sydney’s CBD.

The accused is not to be confused with a man by the same name who works in the sponsorship department at AFL team Greater Western Sydney Giants.

A spokesman for GWS Giants, and its staffer named Heath James, both confirmed with Mumbrella that they are not involved with the trial.

In court, James, of slight build with foppish dark hair bleached blonde on top, paid $2000 bail and must report to the police daily while he awaits further proceedings.

According to a story that first appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, police were tipped off by James’ employer after they noticed irregularities in their accounts.

The fraud occurred between April 2011 year and March this year.


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