A woman facing 123 charges of dishonesty totalling $120,000 and one charge of blackmail has been remanded in custody in a case that may be sent to Invercargill, where the alleged offending occurred.
Forty-six-year-old Diane Louise Boyd, who now lives in Linwood, Christchurch, is alleged to have committed the offences over a period of several months last year.
She entered no pleas at her first appearance in Christchurch District Court yesterday, and the case was remanded to August 22 by Judge Paul Kellar.
The charges include obtaining furniture, electronic goods, clothing, games, a large amount of cash, and two cars, by deception.
She is also charged with dishonestly using documents such as bank, finance or fuel cards to obtain goods.
She is charged with using a cellphone SIM card 277 times to make $162 worth of calls, and dishonestly using a computer to withdraw money.
One charge alleges she used a computer dishonestly to set up a telephone account and three allege she dishonestly used pawn shop pledge documents.
She is charged with threatening a man with disclosure of nude photographs and allegations of insurance fraud to make him hand over money and property.
Three of the charges include attempts to obtain about $2500.
Prosecutor David Rusbatch said the police may seek transfer of the case to Invercargill. But Judge Kellar decided the case would stay in Christchurch in the meantime and remanded Boyd to appear in the Christchurch court.
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