Thefts and frauds amounting to almost $300,000 are alleged against a man and a woman who faced a total of 82 charges at the Christchurch District Court.
A judge struggled with what to do about scammer and shoplifter Reiana Janine Hilton, and decided in the end that supervision, counselling, and a job were the answer.
“I don’t want to die, I got so sick in jail last time”, a distressed scammer pleaded as he was jailed for two years nine months.
Nine more charges have been laid against a 36-year-old woman who was already facing 35 charges relating to a stolen mail investigation.
A woman says she was brutally abused to make her take part in a three-month crime spree.
Name suppression has been lifted on a 42-year-old woman extradited from Australia to face charges of fraud and the theft of a yacht after a years-long police investigation.
A 36-year-old Diamond Harbour woman faced 35 charges after police searched a property in a stolen mail investigation on Monday.
Name suppression has lifted on a Christchurch businessman, Nigel Terrance William Thompson, facing 67 dishonesty or tax charges.
Tax charges totalling nearly $250,000 have now been laid against a Christchurch businessman who was remanded last week on dishonesty charges.
A judge’s wide knowledge of Christchurch offenders went on show at a district court sentencing in Court 19.