10 Mar 2011

Bank account mistake woman will deny charges

3:16 pm on 10 March 2011

A woman who fled the country with millions of dollars that had mistakenly been put into her boyfriend's bank account will fight the charges laid against her.

Kara Hurring returned to New Zealand in February to appear on theft and money laundering charges nearly two years after she and her boyfriend left with more than $6 million.

The money was accidentally deposited in the boyfriend's account by a Westpac teller.

In the Rotorua District Court on Thursday, Ms Hurring was given bail to reappear later in the month.

Her lawyer, Simon Lance, says his client plans to plead not guilty to the charges.