$250K Hardware Theft: Former Telstra Exec Cops Three Years
A former Telstra account executive has been sentenced to three years’ behind bars after stealing more than $250,000 worth of hardware. Jaime Kim Guan Neoh will be eligible for parole after serving 18 months, said Judge Julia Wager.
The court was told that, over nine months, Neoh entered hardware purchase requests under the name of two Telstra customers: IT services provider Swift Technology and Tap Oil, an oil and gas exploration company.
Neoh received a total of 263 mobile phones, 13 tablets, four electronic devices and a tablet case. He resold some items and gave others away to friends, the court was told.
Value of the stolen devices wasa total of $256,466 – most of it charged to the Swift Technology account.
Neoh, who was on a $99,000 salary, said his actions were in order to maintain a “certain lifestyle”. He is said to have pocketed up to $90,000 from selling the stolen devices.