Court suppressions have been clamped on allegations of deceptions in wine industry export applications.
A “one-man crime wave” who told the court prison had saved his life, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ jail for dishonesty charges involving losses of $49,000.
A fourth person has admitted scamming very elderly Christchurch victims – women aged 88, 94, 95, and 97.
Police say Paul William Abbott, who has caused concern with his online dating activities in Marlborough, is back in Canterbury.
Police have been put on notice to make faster progress in their prosecution of one of the people charged over a series of bank card scams involving elderly victims.