13 Apr 2021

TV personality admits theft, fraud

2:11 pm on 13 April 2021

First published on Otago Daily Times

A reality television personality has pleaded guilty to charges after being caught stealing from her employers.

The New Zealand coat of arms, seen here at the Rotorua High and District Court.

File photo. Photo: Radio NZ

The woman, who was granted interim name suppression, appeared in a District Court today facing three charges - one count of theft by a person in a special relationship and two charges of altering documents with the intent to defraud.

The charges state that the 31-year-old woman used a company credit card to commit fraud on several occasions between December 2019 and December 2020, and then altered the card's monthly summary to make it look legitimate.

Today, her lawyer indicated that she intended to apply for a discharge without conviction.

The woman will reappear on 31 May for sentencing.

The Otago Daily Times could not publish the court at which she appeared, or where the offending took place, due to suppression orders.

- This story was originally published on the Otago Daily Times