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Name suppression has lifted on an accomplished con-woman, Ann-Marie Kathrine Smith, after her appeal to the High Court fizzled today.
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.
A judge has rejected a plea by Paul William Abbott, calling him “an out-and-out conman” and jailing him for nine months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thefts totalling nearly $140,000 are alleged against a Halswell man who faced a total of 90 charges at the Christchurch District Court today.
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.
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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