Name suppression breach brings fine

A woman was not in court on Tuesday when she was fined $250 for breach of a suppression order.

Tatum-Lee Storm Turei (27), of Invercargill, was one of two people charged over the breach.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Carmen Stewart said Victor Woon, who was charged with breaching the same name suppression, had appeared in court last year.

Judge John Brandts-Giesen said it was important orders were followed as they could do further damage to people if ignored.

"It’s not for nothing the court order was made."

Woon had been fined $1000, but the judge said Turei was not well off. He fined her $250 for the breach.

 

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