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Former workers charged over alleged $600,000 theft from Harvey Norman

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Two former staff members of a Harvey Norman store have been charged over the alleged theft of almost $600,000 from their employer in Sydney

The man and a woman allegedly obtained $594,000 while working at the store by using fraudulent cheques, stealing cash and through Eftpos transactions.

NSW Police laid 159 charges on the former staff members following financial fraud and theft investigations.

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"Police executed search warrants at the homes of two former employees on 16 December 2022, seizing documentation and electronic devices for further examination," NSW Police said in a statement.

Detectives arrested a 49-year-old woman at Lake ´╗┐Illawarra Police Station and a 46-year-old man at Liverpool Police Station on February 22.

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"The woman was charged with 69 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and 55 counts of steal property as clerk/servant," police said.

"The man was charged with 35 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception."

The man was granted bail in Liverpool local court.

The woman is expected to appear before Port Kembla local court next week.

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