Tag: fraud

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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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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