A court in Papua New Guinea has found the former director of the country's National Intelligence Organisation guilty of misappropriation.
Maika Bruno was found to have raised two separate cheques worth US$17,000 and US$11,000 when he was the director in 2013.
EMTV reported that the court found Bruno wrote the cheques after he learned that the government had decided to replace him with the current police commissioner Gari Baki.
It was not until Mr Baki became police commissioner that the unaccounted-for cheques were reported to the police anti-corruption directorate.
Bruno has been granted bail until he next appears in court in February.