Tag: dishonesty

‘My right as a car owner’

August 10, 2018 | By More
‘My right as a car owner’

A boyracer recorded his two burn-outs lasting 19 and 26 seconds on his cellphone. Police were probably very pleased with the precise evidence he had gathered for them.

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Couple charged with $1.4m theft

March 20, 2018 | By More
Couple charged with $1.4m theft

A Christchurch couple has been charged with stealing nearly $1.4 million from an elderly widow.

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Fraudster back in custody on more charges

February 16, 2018 | By More
Fraudster back in custody on more charges

Repeat fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith is back in custody awaiting sentence after admitting four more offences – some of them while on release conditions after her jail term.

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Ex-police officer’s ‘fall from grace’

December 16, 2016 | By More
Ex-police officer’s ‘fall from grace’

An ex-police officer was sentenced to community detention for charging someone $1000 to help them through the court system over a traffic ticket, and then not following through.

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Third offender admits scamming elderly victims

August 9, 2016 | By More
Third offender admits scamming elderly victims

A third person has admitted a role in a crime ring that scammed elderly victims out of their bank cards and then drained tens of thousands of dollars from their bank accounts.

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Son’s $57,000 raid on mother’s bank account

June 10, 2016 | By More
Son’s $57,000 raid on mother’s bank account

A 19-year-old Rangiora man who drained $57,830 from his mother’s bank account has admitted a charge of obtaining the money by deception.

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Woman admits role in bank card scam

May 24, 2016 | By More
Woman admits role in bank card scam

A third person has admitted a role in a ring that was scamming elderly people out of their bank cards and raiding their bank accounts.

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Custody remand follows deportation

May 14, 2016 | By More
Custody remand follows deportation

Frauds and thefts totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars and two indecency charges have been laid against Paul James Bennett after his deportation from Australia and arrival in Christchurch.

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59 dishonesty charges denied

April 21, 2016 | By More
59 dishonesty charges denied

A 50-year-old Redwood man denies 59 charges of obtaining money by deception from an 82-year-old pensioner who allegedly provided him with “cash loans” totalling $90,790.

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Police on notice over alleged scammer prosecution

April 18, 2016 | By More
Police on notice over alleged scammer prosecution

Police have been put on notice to make faster progress in their prosecution of one of the people charged over a series of bank card scams involving elderly victims.

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