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SkyCity fraud accused pleads not guilty

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/04/2016

Fraud-accused Tessa Grant © TVNZ Fraud-accused Tessa Grant The woman accused of defrauding the SkyCity casino company of more than $2.5 million has denied the charges.

Tessa Fiona Grant, 40, entered a not guilty plea at a brief appearance in Hamilton District Court on Wednesday morning.

The former employee at SkyCity's Hamilton casino has been charged with 49 counts of fraud involving $2.56m.

Grant worked for the casino from 2006-2014, initially as finance manager before being promoted to general manager.

She'll be back in court in Hamilton on June 2.

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