A Hamilton woman is accused of defrauding a business of nearly $2 million.
The 41-year-old was granted interim name suppression by a registrar when she briefly appeared in the Hamilton District Court this morning.
She faces five charges of obtaining by deception causing a loss to the business totalling $1.837.742.
She was remanded on bail without plea with multiple conditions to reappear in February.
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Those conditions include not to associate with both witnesses and co-offenders, reside at home, to surrender her passport and to apply for any international travel.
The offending details are; $422,595.09 between February 1, 2018 and June 30 2018, $271,218.64 between July 1 2018 and December 31 2018, $363,059.28 between January 1 2019 and March 31 2019, $550,113.59 between April 12019 and June 30 2019 and $230,757.80 between July 1 2019 and September 3 2019.
The charges have a maximum penalty of seven years' prison.
Another person has been charged but is yet to appear in court.