A former Kapiti Coast mortgage broker appeared in Porirua District Court on Tuesday on charges of defrauding her former clients.
Kerry Buddle, 32, faces 22 charges. The charges extend back to 2008.
Some of the accused's former clients were at court and chased her along the road asking when she intended repaying them, but she ran off without commenting.
She was ordered to surrender her passport and remanded on bail to reappear in court in a fortnight.