Tag: obtaining by deception

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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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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