Guilty plea on theft charges

FORMER Lismore Unlimited Opportunities manager Peter Fraser has pleaded guilty to 18 of 68 charges of taking company money while he was with the Lismore business group.

Fraser, 45, now living at Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast was the manager of Lismore Unlimited from 2002 to 2004. The organisation has since re-invented itself as the Lismore Chamber of Commerce.

He was charged by Casino detectives in November last year with 68 counts of taking company money totalling nearly $120,000. The money was allegedly taken from December 2002 and September 2004.

At Lismore Local Court yesterday he pleaded guilty to taking $44,010 from January 2003 to August 2004 in amounts ranging from $560 to $6500.

At the same time representatives from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution referred the matter back to the police, who will continue its prosecution on October 13 at Lismore Local Court when the case will be listed for mention.



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