PHOTO: Chris Deutrom enters the Northern Territory Supreme Court with his wife Helen – ABC News: Felicity James

A Darwin real estate agent defrauded his employer Elders by diverting advertising rebates into his own bank accounts to get out of “serious financial trouble” or because of “greed”, a jury has found.

Key points:

  • Chris Deutrom found guilty on eight charges of obtaining a benefit by deception
  • Real estate agent directed $234,000 in advertising rebates into his personal accounts
  • Deutrom remanded in custody ahead of sentencing later this month

The jury in Chris Deutrom’s trial took two hours to reach guilty verdicts on eight separate charges of obtaining a benefit by deception.

Deutrom directed $237,000 in advertising rebates from the NT News and throughout 2015 and 2016 into his personal accounts, including Deutrom Pty Ltd and a joint account with his wife.