“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.
A judge’s wide knowledge of Christchurch offenders went on show at a district court sentencing in Court 19.
A 35-year-old mother has admitted her role in a bank-card scam that netted a group more than $270,000 from elderly victims.
A 22-year-old who cheated an elderly woman out of $75,547 asked for a jail term as her punishment – and she got it.
For the second time, Immigration New Zealand has stymied the sentencing of a marriage scam fraudster by refusing her entry into the country.
A Hei Hei man already facing trial on fraud charges has been arrested again on five more similar charges.
A scam marriage broker’s efforts to return to Christchurch for sentencing for fraud have been scuppered by immigration which has refused to let her fly in from Australia.
A fourth person has admitted scamming very elderly Christchurch victims – women aged 88, 94, 95, and 97.
A third person has admitted a role in a crime ring that scammed elderly victims out of their bank cards and then drained tens of thousands of dollars from their bank accounts.
A woman who raided the bank accounts of women aged 80, 93, and 94 claims she was “horrified” when she learned the nature of the scam she was involved in.