Tag: fraud

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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Alleged wine fraud company in liquidation

February 14, 2018 | By More
Alleged wine fraud company in liquidation

A North Canterbury wine company facing charges alleging fraud concerning wine production, has been placed in liquidation this month.

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Tour bus driver and manager found guilty of fraud

February 9, 2018 | By More
Tour bus driver and manager found guilty of fraud

A tour bus driver and his employer have been found guilty of fraud charges after a traffic stop on the difficult Te Anau highway found the driver was not licensed to carry passengers.

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Ponzi-scheme sentencing delayed

February 7, 2018 | By More
Ponzi-scheme sentencing delayed

Liquidators of two companies run by Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs want to have a say at his sentencing about efforts to recover any of the lost $17.5 million.

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Charges mount against online cheat

February 1, 2018 | By More
Charges mount against online cheat

Online cheat Jasmine Carole Lasseter stood downcast in the dock while a judge went through all the charges mounting up against her, one by one.

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‘A roadmap to crime’

January 25, 2018 | By More
‘A roadmap to crime’

Shaun Francis Whittaker claims he has been “incarcerated in some form” for 27 of his 41 years.

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Con-man admits another $91,000 rip-off

January 24, 2018 | By More
Con-man admits another $91,000 rip-off

An inveterate Christchurch con-man has admitted 60 charges of ripping off an elderly man who had won a Lotto prize of more than $100,000.

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Businessman admits $750,000 frauds

January 23, 2018 | By More
Businessman admits $750,000 frauds

Canterbury businessman Paul Martin Encell has admitted defrauding $750,000 from the tax department, businesses, and one man who contracted him to build a house.

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Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

January 16, 2018 | By More
Wall art at hostel leads to arrest

A 35-year-old man’s “beautification” efforts at a Christchurch backpacker hostel were not appreciated. The repair bill is $500.

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Man in custody on medal burglary charge

January 11, 2018 | By More
Man in custody on medal burglary charge

A man alleged to have stolen a priceless and historic war medal in the burglary of a Redwood house, faced a total of 15 charges when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

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