Theft from Taranaki hapu: Charged former police officer's name suppression lapses

Shaun Joseph Keenan is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ngati Te Whiti Whenua Topu Trust after serving as project manager for a $4.5 million marae build. Photo / File
Shaun Joseph Keenan is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ngati Te Whiti Whenua Topu Trust after serving as project manager for a $4.5 million marae build. Photo / File

By Abe Leach


A former police officer's name suppression has lapsed, revealing him as the man charged with theft from a Taranaki hapu.

Shaun Joseph Keenan is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ngati Te Whiti Whenua Topu Trust.

The 55-year-old served as project manager for a $4.5 million marae build, which was scrapped earlier this year due to allegations of missing money.

He'll appear in New Plymouth District Court on August 2

- Newstalk ZB

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