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BOP woman admits million dollar fraud

Grant admitted the charges in Rotorua District Court on Monday.

A prominent Māori performing arts educator, Donna Mariana Grant, has pleaded guilty to defrauding a whare wānanga and the Tertiary Education Commission out of $1.25 million.

The 61-year-old, who is the daughter of the late Sir Howard Morrison - pleaded guilty to three charges of dishonesty using documents and a single charge of obtaining by deception at the High Court in Rotorua on Monday.

According to court documents, she fraudulently obtained about $1.25m from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Grant has been remanded on bail, and will reappear for sentencing on February 7.

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What a fall from grace

Posted on 24-12-2019 23:38 | By

Well, well, well, this one has done a lot to foster unity hasn’t she?