A Tauranga accountant accused of siphoning $112,125 from her
adult son's trust account has won an interim bid to keep her
The woman, who faced one representative charge of theft when
she appeared in Tauranga Community Magistrate's Court
yesterday, has been granted interim name suppression.
Court documents reveal police allege the defendant stole the
funds between October 1, 2003 and February 2, 2012.
Police opposed name suppression on two grounds, particularly
the risk that others working in the same occupation may come
But the woman's lawyer successfully argued that name
suppression should be allowed until at least further
disclosure was obtained from police.
Community Magistrate Jack Best granted interim name
suppression, and remanded the defendant on bail without plea.
The issue of name suppression will be revisited when the
matter is next called in the Tauranga Registrar's Court next
- Bay of Plenty Times