$50k rowing club theft accused named

18:18, Nov 20 2012

A woman accused of stealing $50,000 over the course of a year from Takapuna Grammar Rowing Club has lost a bid to keep her name secret.

Nova Camp, 53, appeared at the North Shore District Court yesterday where an application for interim name suppression was refused.

Judge Jan Walker ruled that there was no evidence Camp would suffer extreme hardship if her name was published.

Camp is facing three fraud charges, totalling $50,000, after money belonging to the school's rowing club was discovered missing in August.

She was charged earlier this month.

In September, rowing club president Russell Malone sent an email to parents informing them that a member was alleged to have cashed cheques "or recorded them for one purpose and banked for another".

A "large amount" of cash was also missing from fundraising events.

Malone told parents there had been ongoing unauthorised expenditure and misappropriated funds since September 2011.

At the club's annual general meeting in August, it was announced the club had run a $42,000 deficit. But as the books had "been kept in a poor state" a further $8000 was found to be missing.

"It is a major setback for the club but I am confident that we will navigate our way through it and ensure that 2012/2013 is a great year for the kids," he said.

Camp will reappear in court next month.


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