Bizarre moment when a dean of one of the best universities in Australia writes a threatening note to SELF
Bizarre moment when a dean of a leading Australian university writes a threatening note to HIM – when the two pieces of evidence are revealed that untangled her web of lies
- Dianne Jolley was a head of science when she sent threatening letters to herself
- Jolley, 51, admitted to sending only one letter, but a jury found she had sent ten
- UTS in Sydney spent $127,000 on security and escorts to keep her safe
Pictured: Dianne Jolley, 51
Shocking security footage shows a top university dean types a threatening letter addressed to herself in a bizarre crusade to gain sympathy for her faculty before her own fingerprints were found on a postage stamp.
Dianne Jolley was at the helm of the science department at the prestigious University of Technology in Sydney between May and November 2019, when she wrote about 10 threatening notes and sent them to herself.
The 51-year-old denied orchestrating the harassment campaign, but a jury in court on Thursday found her guilty of 10 charges of passing on information that would cause a person to fear for their safety, knowing it was misleading.
Damn CCTV footage captured in her university office showed Jolley drafting one of the letters on her personal laptop, according to the view obtained by 9 News.
She then used a work printer within the science faculty to print it out while her subordinates were working in the open office.
Pictured: Dianne Jolley writes a threatening letter to herself in her office at UTS in Sydney
Pictured: Dianne Jolley (left) collecting the threatening letter after printing it at work with the printer, while her subordinates were stalled
In the notes, she wrote “chop our future, we chop yours” and “I look at you, I see what you do, you are not safe.”
The security footage was the backbone of the case against her and was filmed just before her arrest.
Her fingerprint was found on the sticky side of a postage stamp and on another containing her underwear.
Jolley claimed the harassment was in response to her attempts to downgrade Chinese medicine education at the time.
Dianne Jolley was found guilty of 10 charges of passing on information that would cause a person to fear for their safety, knowing it was misleading, about letters sent to UTS and her home from May – November 2019
The university was so concerned for her safety that $127,000 was spent to protect her, with increased security and personal attendants — finding her guilty of causing financial harm by misrepresenting her job.
She claimed she wrote one of the letters because she wanted to be fired and avoid the three-month notice period imposed by the university, but claimed she was worn out by the other notes and concerned for her safety.
Jolley finds out if she’s going to jail in September.