Internet banking theft

Cheryl Marie Te Maro, 36, yesterday accepted a charge in the Blenheim District Court yesterday of using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage.

Mr Single said the woman befriended a 30-year-old Down's syndrome man who lived alone at the time of the offending.

He gave her a piece of paper with his internet banking passwords so she could make online transactions for him.

Between February 4 and February 7, the Mayfield woman transferred a total of $1300 into her own account from his account, in six separate transactions.

Judge Zohrab remanded the woman until April 14 for restorative justice to be explored.



The Marlborough Express