Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Convicted fraudster shows up

April 27, 2017 | By More
Convicted fraudster shows up

Convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith has made an appearance at the Christchurch District Court office a day after a warrant was issued for her arrest because of a sentencing no-show.

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Bogus social worker jailed for sex offending

April 27, 2017 | By More
Bogus social worker jailed for sex offending

A man who posed as a social worker to groom a group of teenage runaways and then indecently assaulted one of the boys as he slept has been jailed for two years.

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Family to monitor sex offender with dementia

April 27, 2017 | By More
Family to monitor sex offender with dementia

An elderly migrant accused of three indecencies in public will be monitored constantly by family members to prevent a fourth incident.

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Arrest warrant issued for absent fraudster

April 26, 2017 | By More
Arrest warrant issued for absent fraudster

An arrest warrant has been issued for fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith who was in Christchurch Hospital when she was due at court to be sentenced and to repay her victims.

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Second man admits sports shop ram raid

April 24, 2017 | By More
Second man admits sports shop ram raid

A second man has admitted a slick ram raid at a Barrington sports store in which $50,000 of merchandise was snatched and $15,000 damage was done.

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Christchurch man charged over shooting, robbery

April 20, 2017 | By More
Christchurch man charged over shooting, robbery

A 23-year-old arrested after a double shooting at Rolleston and the armed robbery of the Hotel Ashburton was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon.

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Hung jury in drug and rape trial

April 19, 2017 | By More
Hung jury in drug and rape trial

A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.

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Not guilty plea in blackmail case

April 14, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea in blackmail case

Name suppression has lapsed for a 37-year-old New Brighton man who denies a charge of blackmail.

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Guilty verdicts in historic sex trial

April 13, 2017 | By More
Guilty verdicts in historic sex trial

A jury has accepted two women’s evidence of sex offending dating back as far as the 1950s, and convicted a 77-year-old man on eight charges.

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Fraudster has two weeks to get money for victims

April 12, 2017 | By More
Fraudster has two weeks to get money for victims

A fraudster has been given two weeks to come up with the $3750 she conned out of two victims, or face a possible jail sentence.

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