Tracy Livingstone, 54, is a prominent member of the Taupō community and made a name for herself after funding charity organisation Child Abuse Prevention Awareness (CAPA) in the hopes of stopping child abuse.
She also organised Taupō’s March for Moko, helped set up a monument in the memory of babies who have died from non-accidental injuries and also held a vigil for killed UK tourist Grace Millane.
But Livingstone appeared in Taupō District Court in February, facing four charges – two of fraud and two of posting harmful digital communications.
Livingstone pleaded not guilty to all four charges and has elected a judge alone trial.
Although police opposed bail, Judge McKenzie said she would release Livingstone but on strict bail conditions.
Livingstone’s bail conditions included not to have any social media under her name, or a pseudonym and to delete existing social media sites.
Source: Taupo Times
Image: Tamara Thorn