Former Anglo boss to face court accused of stealing over $9 million

A former Anglo American executive will face court on January 29 accused of stealing millions from the company.

Glenn Tonkin, 50, had been managing Anglo’s Grosvenor underground mine in Moranbah before quitting the job after being confronted with the allegations last September.

Anglo alleges Tonkin created fake invoices and commissioned work which was never undertaken.

The company said money earmarked by Tonkin to pay for mine equipment and services was sent to offshore bank accounts.

In total Anglo claims Tonkin netted more than $4 million between 2013 and 2014.

Just before Christmas Anglo served Tonkin with another claim, this time related to his time working at a copper mine in South America between 2009 and 2011.

Anglo alleges during this time Tonkin stole $5.3 million from the company.

Tonkin is expected to deny the allegations and defend the claim.

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