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Australian woman steals $48 million, goes shopping, gets prison

A woman who stole $48 million from her employer then went on a massive shopping spree, buying property, jewelry and high-fashion clothes, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Australian media reported.

Rajina Subramanian, 43, was a senior accountant with ING Holdings when she took the money out of the company’s account in what the Sydney Morning Herald called the "largest case of fraud by an individual woman in Australia's history."

During sentencing the judge noted that she had never used the items or properties, however, and lessened the no-parole portion of her sentenced to seven years in order for her to get psychological counseling.

The judge said she had been abused by her grandfather when she was a child, which had left her with a personality disorder.

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