Today Helen Mary Rosamond was escorted away by police officers in Downing Centre District Court after a successful bid by crown prosecutors to put her behind bars.

The 47-year-old had argued she needed to remain free until next Monday, while arrangements about who would look after her teenage son were finalised.

Helen Mary Rosamond will spend Christmas behind bars as she awaits her sentence for embezzling millions.
Helen Mary Rosamond will spend Christmas behind bars as she awaits her sentence for embezzling millions. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

After an agreement between the convicted fraudster and her former husband Geoffrey Rosamond was reached regarding the child early on Tuesday morning, Judge Robert Sutherland found that allowing her to remain free for longer was an “untenable situation”.

“The detention application is granted. Rosamond is to be remanded in custody pending a day for a sentence,” he said.

In sending Rosamond off the jail, the judge said it was “beyond reasonable argument” that she would receive a full-time prison sentence anyway given the charges she had been found guilty of.

Accompanied by two police officers, Rosamond bowed to the judge before leaving the courtroom.

In November, a jury found her guilty of a total of 90 fraud and bribery charges brought against her after splashing out millions in kickbacks to Rosemary Rogers, who worked as chief-of-staff to former NAB CEOs Andrew Thorburn and Cameron Clyne.

She was acquitted of two charges.

Rosamond falsified and inflated invoices from her company Human Group to NAB which were approved by Rogers, using the money for her own personal benefits.

Rogers, who is currently behind bars for participating in the same scheme, received a house, a BMW car, a boat, holidays and other benefits.

A sentence hearing has been scheduled for March 6 next year.

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