Company resources used for work to benefit staff: court

MORE details are coming to light about the former work practices of some Monadelphous employees, as the fourth day of the trial of Bruce Alfred Little, charged with one count of committing fraud, got under way in Gladstone District Court on Monday.

The Crown called a number of witnesses, including current and former Monadelphous workers, in attempt to prove that Mr Little dishonestly used company resources to carry out improvements to his Clinton home, under the guise of legitimate work as part of a QAL contract, between 2006-2010.

During evidence-in-chief given by Anthony Clampett, a former apprentice at Monadelphous, it became clear a practice of carrying out "foreigners", jobs carried out for personal benefit or use of employees, was not uncommon.

Despite Mr Clampett saying Mr Little had never asked him to work on his house, he said superiors had asked workshop staff to carry out these "foreigners" on occasion during work hours.

Former employee Reece Kite told the court he had carried out work for Mr Little "because he was a boss and he asked me", saying during cross-examination he had done other jobs for people.

At least two key witnesses are expected to take the stand on Tuesday.



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