A New Zealand lawyer who became a high school teacher has been struck off for ripping off a sports club.

Nova Camp wrote over 100 fake cheques between 2011 and 2012 while she was a treasurer of the club, defrauding it of over $40,000. That equates to roughly 4,000 javelins, or 6,000 netballs.


The sports club was forced to make a few, barely-noticeable cuts to its equipment budget 

Camp pleaded guilty to three charges of multiple cheque fraud transactions and was sentenced to seven and a half months home detention and 200 hours of community service.

The New Zealand Law Society applied to the High Court to have Camp struck off, saying she was not a "fit and proper person to remain on the roll of barristers and solicitors". The court agreed, as did the Court of Appeal. Camp did not appear for her CofA hearing, presumably because she was busy preparing for the grief she will get from her year ten pupils. 

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