Glenda Wynyard to be sentenced next month

Wynyard has been found guilty of 11 of 13 Crimes Act charges.

Former media agency owner Glenda Mary Wynyard has been found guilty of 11 of 13 Crimes Act charges and will be sentenced next month. 

The Serious Fraud Office laid charges relating to approximately $1.8 million of payments to media suppliers and client invoices.

During the trial her lawyer had claimed Wynyard, the former owner of The Media Counsel, was “stuck in a tug of war” between media agency Aegis and Marac Finance.

Wynyard was convicted of redirecting payments that were due to her accredited agency, Aegis, to repay a debt under an invoice factoring facility.

She was also convicted of presenting cheques she knew would not be honoured and for providing false and misleading information to the Print Media Accreditation Authority in order to gain accreditation.

Wynyard was acquitted on one count of causing loss by deception and one count of theft by person in a special relationship.

She will be sentenced in April.

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