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.
Home detention has been granted to a real estate agent who admitted a $149,094 fraud charge related to the Izone development in Rolleston.
Four people facing charges of deceptive practice and drug use, arrested in a police investigation relating to the harness racing industry, have been remanded at the Christchurch District Court.
A 31-year-old woman who got children involved in her organised shoplifting has been jailed for four years six months.
A conman facing sentencing on five fraud charges, entered last minute guilty pleas to seven further charges that his counsel described as “depressingly similar”.
Property consultant Stephen Rolf Gubb has been jailed for two years nine months for commission frauds on deals relating to the Izone development in Rolleston.
A Christchurch man has admitted his role in an $8.3 million Ponzi scheme that drew in 900 investors.
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.
A man charged with participating in an organised criminal group involved in burglaries, thefts, and fraud has admitted 23 charges in the Christchurch District Court.