Tag: shoplifting

Scammer and thief gets a chance at a future

September 27, 2018 | By More
Scammer and thief gets a chance at a future

A judge’s wide knowledge of Christchurch offenders went on show at a district court sentencing in Court 19.

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Woman involved children in thieving

August 17, 2018 | By More
Woman involved children in thieving

A 31-year-old woman who got children involved in her organised shoplifting has been jailed for four years six months.

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Shoplifter admits grab-and-run raids

August 16, 2018 | By More
Shoplifter admits grab-and-run raids

A woman who shoplifted a swimming pool has admitted 24 charges and is due for sentencing in November in the Christchurch District Court.

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Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

May 8, 2018 | By More
Sentencing delayed by positive drug test

Sentencing of a woman who scammed elderly victims – including a 95-year-old – has been delayed so that a judge can find out more about a positive drug test during a home detention term.

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Support needed for shoplifting addict

December 13, 2017 | By More
Support needed for shoplifting addict

Christchurch needs a centre where women can stay with their young children while they battle their addiction issues, said a judge as she released a compulsive shoplifter onto home detention.

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Organised shoplifting accused held in custody

August 11, 2017 | By More
Organised shoplifting accused held in custody

Two Aranui mothers charged with being part of an organised shoplifting ring in Christchurch, Rangiora, and Ashburton have been remanded in custody.

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Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

March 30, 2017 | By More
Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

A judge says he doubts a shoplifter’s claim that it was coincidence that he had a pair of scissors which he used to lunge at two people who tried to stop him.

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The Good Question Department

September 21, 2016 | By More
The Good Question Department

“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.

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Inept shoplifter heading for rehab

August 16, 2016 | By More
Inept shoplifter heading for rehab

A 22-year-old’s two inept shoplifting episodes have sent him on the road to rehabilitation to sort out his drug and alcohol issues.

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Fake firearm call admitted

June 23, 2016 | By More
Fake firearm call admitted

A 34-year-old woman admitted drunkenly calling the police and telling them there was someone in her house with a firearm – and then refusing to let the officers inside.

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