Tag: obtaining by deception

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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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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Christchurch woman admits online cheating

January 17, 2018 | By More
Christchurch woman admits online cheating

An online cheat is in custody awaiting sentencing after admitting a total of 19 charges.

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Crime spree admitted

November 20, 2017 | By More
Crime spree admitted

A Canterbury man faces a long jail term after admitting 44 charges from a crime spree that ended with a police pursuit in September.

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Scamming of elderly victims admitted

August 22, 2017 | By More
Scamming of elderly victims admitted

A 22-year-old has admitted using a phone scam to raid the bank accounts of women aged 93, 91, and 73.

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Conwoman’s jail request granted

August 8, 2017 | By More
Conwoman’s jail request granted

A 22-year-old who cheated an elderly woman out of $75,547 asked for a jail term as her punishment – and she got it.

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Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

June 23, 2017 | By More
Marriage ‘victim’ asks for leniency for scammer

An older Wellington man has asked for leniency for the Sydney woman who scammed him out of $35,000 by offering her “sister” in a marriage contract when she was already married.

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False invoice scheme netted $86,000

June 2, 2017 | By More
False invoice scheme netted $86,000

A Christchurch man was regarded as a loyal employee for seven years while he stole $86,000 from the company with false invoices.

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No more chances for woman fraudster

June 2, 2017 | By More
No more chances for woman fraudster

Second chances ran out for accomplished conwoman Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, with an eight-month jail term being imposed on her 14th remand appearance facing fraud charges.

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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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