THE fate of former revenue collector for the Judicial Department Ashwini Lata will be known tomorrow.
The High Court in Suva convicted Lata on 10 counts of embezzlement and forgery.
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption's (FICAC) case against Lata was set for trial yesterday.
However, she changed her plea and pleaded guilty to all five counts of embezzlement by servant and five counts of forgery.
Lata had maintained a not guilty plea since she was charged on February 22 in 2011. In mitigation, her lawyer Filimone Vosarogo submitted that his client had shown evidence of remorse by offering restitution of $1700, which was the sum of money she had embezzled.
High Court judge Justice Paul Madigan was informed that Lata had given the money to Mr Vosarogo.
Justice Madigan said offering restitution on the day of trial was not a sign of remorse as Lata had not indicated at earlier instances of wanting to pay the money back.
Mr Vosarogo informed the court that Lata had been unemployed since her termination and it took time for her to get the money.
He sought a suspended sentence for his client in view of the fact that she had a four-year-old child to take care of, and also considering her age and her previous good character.
Justice Madigan convicted Lata for the offences and ordered that she be kept in custody until tomorrow for sentencing.
He also said the money should be paid to the court and he would also make orders in his sentence.