Queenstown woman charged over $400,000 fraud

A 29-year-old Queenstown woman has been charged over a $400,000 bank fraud.

The former bank employee is accused of setting up fictitious accounts and the money involved totals more than $400,000, police said in a statement.

The charges cover offending from August 2010 to July 2013, while the woman was employed at the Queenstown Branch of the ANZ Bank. 

She has been charged with using a computer system for a dishonest purpose and five charges of theft by person in a special relationship. 

The woman is due to appear at the Queenstown District Court on Monday.