Tag: scam

90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

March 9, 2018 | By More
90-year-olds targeted in $270,000 scam

A 35-year-old mother has admitted her role in a bank-card scam that netted a group more than $270,000 from elderly victims.

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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 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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Scam accused back in court

February 20, 2017 | By More
Scam accused back in court

A Hei Hei man already facing trial on fraud charges has been arrested again on five more similar charges.

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Fraud marriage broker denied flight for sentencing

January 25, 2017 | By More
Fraud marriage broker denied flight for sentencing

A scam marriage broker’s efforts to return to Christchurch for sentencing for fraud have been scuppered by immigration which has refused to let her fly in from Australia.

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Fourth offender admits scamming elderly victims

August 12, 2016 | By More
Fourth offender admits scamming elderly victims

A fourth person has admitted scamming very elderly Christchurch victims – women aged 88, 94, 95, and 97.

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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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Scam woman says she was ‘horrified’

July 12, 2016 | By More
Scam woman says she was ‘horrified’

A woman who raided the bank accounts of women aged 80, 93, and 94 claims she was “horrified” when she learned the nature of the scam she was involved in.

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Scammer who targeted elderly victims jailed

May 27, 2016 | By More
Scammer who targeted elderly victims jailed

A two-year four-month jail term has been imposed on a 26-year-old man who admitted being part of a ring scamming elderly victims out of their bank cards and then raiding their accounts.

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Woman admits role in bank card scam

May 24, 2016 | By More
Woman admits role in bank card scam

A third person has admitted a role in a ring that was scamming elderly people out of their bank cards and raiding their bank accounts.

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