A former Taranaki business association treasurer has pleaded guilty to taking $25,000 in cheques for personal use.

A plea of guilty was entered at Hawera District Court today by Cushla Ann Fevre, 41, of Hawera when she appeared before Judge Garry Barkle.

Fevre - formerly employed as the treasurer of Bizlink Hawera (the Hawera Business Association) - pleaded guilty to the charge of using a document for pecuniary advantage.

The document in question was cheques intended for the use of Biz link which Fevre used for personal use.


The summary of facts stated Fevre had, between December 18 last year and September 6 this year, cashed cheques putting payments into her personal account.

A total of $25,312.60 was obtained.

The summary stated Fevre admitted the facts, saying she carried on doing it because she found it easy after doing it the first time .

The summary of facts showed Fevre's spending included payments to Sky TV, several finance companies, a Whitianga hotel and cash payments.

Her lawyer, Kelly Marriner, noted full reparation has now been made.

Fevre's guilty plea was recorded and she was convicted with a sentencing date set for February 15 next year to allow time for a restorative justice meeting to take place as well as for a pre sentence report to be completed.