By Abbey Cannan
A 41-year-old Noosaville woman appeared in Noosa Magistrates Court on Tuesday 6 August after being charged with allegedly stealing close to $1 million dollars from a Hastings Street restaurant.
Detectives from Noosa Heads Criminal Investigations Branch charged Jodie Nuske with one count of stealing as a servant, following a two-year investigation after a complaint was received from the restaurant owner at Bistro C.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist told the court that it was likely there would be “more accountants than solicitors involved” in preparing the “fairly large” brief for the court.
Police prosecutor Allison Johnstone told the court that the alleged stolen amount was $768,888.82.
Police allege the money was stolen from Bistro C over a period spanning from 2013 to 2017 and it is believed Nuske was employed at the restaurant for 18 years.
The case was adjourned until 17 September, with no appearance required from Nuske on the next mention.
The woman was asked to surrender her passport to Noosa Magistrates Court, with the continuation of current bail conditions imposed.