By Abe Leach

A former police officer's name suppression has lapsed, revealing him as the man charged with theft from a Taranaki hapu.

Shaun Joseph Keenan is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ngati Te Whiti Whenua Topu Trust.

The 55-year-old served as project manager for a $4.5 million marae build, which was scrapped earlier this year due to allegations of missing money.

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Keenan was due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court on August 2.