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.

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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.