Belinda Feek is a NZ Herald reporter

Former SkyCity worker back in court

Empty pokie machines inside the SkyCity Casino. Photo / File
Empty pokie machines inside the SkyCity Casino. Photo / File

A Hamilton woman accused of stealing more than $2 million from SkyCity has reappeared in court.

Tessa Fiona Grant, 40, pleaded not guilty to 49 fraud-related charges totalling $2.56m in the Hamilton District Court in April.

Grant worked at SkyCity's Hamilton casino as finance manager between 2006 and 2013 when she was promoted to general manager.

Her contract was terminated in 2014.

The company claims they referred the matter to police after allegedly spotting a number of "financial irregularities".

Grant's partner and her mother-in-law have also been drawn into the fold with SkyCity last month applying to the High Court to have Grant's assets frozen The orders were granted by the court.

Today's case review hearing saw Grant's lawyer, Guyon Foley, ask for information regarding fringe benefit tax.

Judge Philip Connell granted a non-party disclosure hearing for the discussion and decision to be made.

Grant was remanded on bail to reappear in the Hamilton District Court for the hearing next week.

- NZ Herald

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