Tag: obtaining by deception

Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

May 9, 2017 | By More
Fraudster’s victims will be repaid

The victims of convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will get their money back, but her sentencing has been delayed another month.

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Fraudster in custody ahead of sentencing

April 29, 2017 | By More
Fraudster in custody ahead of sentencing

Convicted fraudster Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith will spend 11 days in custody ahead of her Christchurch District Court sentencing, after failing to appear on Wednesday.

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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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22-year-old admits cheating woman out of $75,000

April 23, 2017 | By More
22-year-old admits cheating woman out of $75,000

A 22-year-old has admitted manipulating and deceiving an older woman into giving her over $75,000, and then spending the money on clothing, makeup, alcohol, concerts, accommodation, and flights.

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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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Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

April 11, 2017 | By More
Marriage scammer to stay in Australia for sentencing

For the second time, Immigration New Zealand has stymied the sentencing of a marriage scam fraudster by refusing her entry into the country.

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High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

March 21, 2017 | By More
High Court ruling allows con-woman to be named

Name suppression has lifted on an accomplished con-woman, Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, after her appeal to the High Court fizzled today.

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Woman admits ‘family misfortunes’ were a rip-off

January 24, 2017 | By More
Woman admits ‘family misfortunes’ were a rip-off

A woman who has admitted conning $3000 out of a Kiwibank customer with a sad story about her family’s terrible misfortunes is fighting to keep her name and photograph out of the media.

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‘Difficulty lying straight in bed’

October 21, 2016 | By More
‘Difficulty lying straight in bed’

A judge has rejected a plea by Paul William Abbott, calling him “an out-and-out conman” and jailing him for nine months.

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Half million dollar deception admitted

October 21, 2016 | By More
Half million dollar deception admitted

An Australian has admitted obtaining more than half a million dollars by deception from two Christchurch residents and accepts he is going to be serving jail time.

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