A woman has appeared in court facing fraud charges understood to involve more than $500,000 allegedly taken during more than 10 years employed by the Hastings District Council.

She faces 14 charges related to offending alleged to have started in 2004. No pleas have been entered, and in an appearance in court last the woman was granted interim name suppression and remanded for a further appearance in Hastings District Court later this month.

The charges allege she used tax invoices or statements to dishonestly obtain a pecuniary advantage, and are each punishable by a prison sentence up to seven years.