Tag: fraud

Jail for property commission frauds

May 23, 2018 | By More
Jail for property commission frauds

Property consultant Stephen Rolf Gubb has been jailed for two years nine months for commission frauds on deals relating to the Izone development in Rolleston.

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Role in $8.3m Ponzi scheme admitted

May 10, 2018 | By More
Role in $8.3m Ponzi scheme admitted

A Christchurch man has admitted his role in an $8.3 million Ponzi scheme that drew in 900 investors.

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Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

May 8, 2018 | By More
Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

Sentencing of a woman who scammed elderly victims – including a 95-year-old – has been delayed so that a judge can find out more about a positive drug test during a home detention term.

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Organised crime ring guilty pleas

April 27, 2018 | By More
Organised crime ring guilty pleas

A man charged with participating in an organised criminal group involved in burglaries, thefts, and fraud has admitted 23 charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

March 28, 2018 | By More
Consultant admits frauds related to Izone project

A property consultant who arranged for a real estate agent to receive nearly $150,000 commission that the agent did not earn pleaded guilty to 14 fraud charges and has been remanded in custody for sentencing in May.

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Conman denies having money hidden away

March 28, 2018 | By More
Conman denies having money hidden away

Conman Paul Martin Encell has gone to jail saying he has nothing salted away and can pay nothing back to the victims who have lost $750,000. Inland Revenue is not so sure.

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Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

March 16, 2018 | By More
Judge jails poster-boy for fraud

Photographs of Kim Michael David Barwell should be plastered on the noticeboards at every shopping mall and supermarket, with the message: “You should not give money to this man.”

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90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

March 9, 2018 | By More
90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

A 35-year-old mother has admitted her role in a bank-card scam that netted a group more than $270,000 from elderly victims.

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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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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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