Two men charged with unlawful possession of counterfeit banknotes have made appearances in the Christchurch District Court.
Conman Paul Martin Encell has gone to jail saying he has nothing salted away and can pay nothing back to the victims who have lost $750,000. Inland Revenue is not so sure.
Liquidators of two companies run by Ponzi schemer Paul Clifford Hibbs want to have a say at his sentencing about efforts to recover any of the lost $17.5 million.
A judge has rejected a woman’s claim that she was put under pressure to commit benefit fraud to support her family in Samoa.
Paul Clifford Hibbs is in jail awaiting sentence after admitting running a Ponzi scheme that took $17.5 million – much of it from elderly victims.
Police have dropped charges after accepting that a Redwood man may not have known that three $100 notes he used at Christchurch shops were forgeries.
A Redwood man faces three charges of using forged $100 notes.
Frauds and thefts totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars and two indecency charges have been laid against Paul James Bennett after his deportation from Australia and arrival in Christchurch.
“The whole thing is fishy,” said Crown prosecutor Karyn South as she announced new inquiries into the dealings of a West Coast accountant now in custody for fraud and forgery.