Tag: obtaining by deception

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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Son must pay mother back $57,830

October 18, 2016 | By More
Son must pay mother back $57,830

Within a few days, a 19-year-old Rangiora man will pay back all of the $57,830 he drained from his mother’s bank account after she left to live in England.

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Sisters jailed for scamming elderly victims

October 7, 2016 | By More
Sisters jailed for scamming elderly victims

Two sisters have been jailed for their part in a crime ring that scammed elderly and vulnerable victims out of their bank cards and $240,000.

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Social media used in sex offending

September 12, 2016 | By More
Social media used in sex offending

A man who used social media to try to coerce six young women to provide him with sexual images and movies, has pleaded guilty to eight charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Thefts totalling $140,000 alleged

August 17, 2016 | By More
Thefts totalling $140,000 alleged

Thefts totalling nearly $140,000 are alleged against a Halswell man who faced a total of 90 charges at the Christchurch District Court today.

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Third offender admits scamming elderly victims

August 9, 2016 | By More
Third offender admits scamming elderly victims

A third person has admitted a role in a crime ring that scammed elderly victims out of their bank cards and then drained tens of thousands of dollars from their bank accounts.

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Bail refused in deception case

August 4, 2016 | By More
Bail refused in deception case

Electronically monitored bail has been refused for a second time for a 50-year-old Redwood man who is charged with obtaining nearly $93,000 by deception.

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