A Hawera woman at the centre of an online debate over allegedly banking a fraudulent $15 million cheque has been remanded without plea.
Kiri Campbell, 32, is charged with five counts of using a document to gain a pecuniary advantage.
She appeared before Judge Allan Roberts at the Hawera police station yesterday after a group of supporters temporarily shut down the court house. Campbell's plight has gained traction over the past few days on social media and has been associated with the Maori sovereignty movement. According to websites supporting her, Campbell deposited $15m "of her own value" into a TSB Bank account as a way of "revealing the fraud of the current banking and monetary system".
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