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Sydney businesswoman Helen Maru Rosamond guilty of defrauding NAB ban

How a businesswoman stole millions of dollar from a major Aussie bank – before blowing thousands on an interior designer and $372k to landscape her garden

  • Helen Mary Rosamond was found guilty of stealing millions from NAB
  • She bribed a bank worker to help pull of her lucrative money-making scam 
  • The money was used on interior design, rent and very pricey landscaping

A Sydney executive who was found guilty of defrauding the National Australia Bank of millions of dollars has been sent to prison.

Helen Mary Rosamond, 47, walked through the front entrance of Sydney´s Downing Centre District Court for what would be the last time on Tuesday.

The businesswoman blew a kiss to her supporters as she was taken out of the courtroom by correctional officers after judge Robert Sutherland ruled in favour of the Crown´s application to detain her and revoked bail.

Helen Rosamond (pictured) was found guilty of defrauding the National Australia Bank 

Rosamond last week faced court where Judge Sutherland allowed her to remain on bail while arrangements were made for her teenage son.

The court was told one of the twins she adopted with her now ex-husband Geoffrey Rosamond lived with her, but arrangements were made shortly before the court hearing on Tuesday.

‘Mr Rosamond has signed consent orders and forwarded them to Ms Rosamond,’ the businesswoman´s defence barrister Anton Hughes told the court.

Judge Sutherland found the ‘special circumstances’ were not established and ordered for Rosamond to be taken into custody pending sentence.

The businesswoman (pictured) was found guilty of 90 charges in November

The businesswoman (pictured) was found guilty of 90 charges in November 

The 47-year-old was last month found guilty of 90 fraud and bribery charges against the NAB. She was acquitted of two charges.

A District Court jury found she paid millions in kickbacks to bribe Rosemary Rogers, who worked as a chief of staff to two former NAB chief executives and is now in prison.

Rosamond was found guilty of sending falsified and inflated invoices from her event management company Human Group to the bank and used the profits for her own personal benefits.

Rogers told the trial she received a house, BMW car, boat, holidays and other benefits after approving false bank invoices for the businesswoman.

The jury found Rosamond charged personal expenses to NAB, including $228,747 for an interior designer, $100,000 in rent, $372,611 to landscape her home and $17,888 on artwork.

Rosamond will face court for a sentence hearing in March.


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