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New Zealand 'Accidental Millionaire' Found Guilty

18 May 2012

A New Zealand woman who went on the run with millions of dollars mistakenly deposited into her partner’s bank account has been convicted of theft, attempted fraud and money laundering. In 2009, Westpac bank accidentally gave Kara Hurring and partner Hui “Leo” Gao a credit line of 10 million New Zealand dollars (US $7.7 million). The couple transferred millions into other accounts and left for China. Hurring returned after having a baby. A jury found her guilty on Friday of 30 charges. Gao was extradited from Hong Kong last year and faces similar charges.

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