All posts tagged "Theft as a person in a special relationship"

  • Carer pleads guilty to theft of thousands of dollars from dying man
    Carer pleads guilty to theft of thousands of dollars from dying man

    A ''cold and manipulative'' carer who stole from a vulnerable Stratford man has been ordered to pay reparation. Terrence Alvyn Cooksley, 68, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by a person in a special relationship and...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Shop manager faces jail time over marble furniture racket
    Shop manager faces jail time over marble furniture racket

    A sales manager at a shop that makes marble furniture has been caught ordering items and pocketing the cash. Quentin Kyle Richards, 33, was working at a shop in Christchurch when he commissioned several pieces of marble...

    • Posted January 15, 2018
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  • Napier bank manager gets home detention for taking $134k
    Napier bank manager gets home detention for taking $134k

    A Napier bank manager who took almost $135,000 from her bank over a five and a half year period has been sentenced to six months' home detention. Fiona Barber, 51, appeared in the Napier District Court this...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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  • Christchurch fraudster Craig Dunn admits ripping off his mother
    Christchurch fraudster Craig Dunn admits ripping off his mother

    A man who has been jailed for conning foreign workers and gambling away the money has now admitted ripping off his mother. The new charges pre-date Craig Lawrence Dunn's current prison term, which is coming to an...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • Former secretary alleged to have stolen money from marae
    Former secretary alleged to have stolen money from marae

    A former secretary is facing allegations she defrauded a trust which manages one of the biggest marae in Taranaki. A 47-year-old woman has been charged after money went missing from the Manukorihi Pa Reserve Trust, discrepancies which...

    • Posted August 14, 2017
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  • Company does not accept Christchurch thief Katrina Leigh Leoni's remorse
    Company does not accept Christchurch thief Katrina Leigh Leoni’s remorse

    A last-minute $100,000 payment was not enough for a company to accept thief Katrina Leigh Leoni's remorse. Leoni, 42, produced a bank cheque, which was handed to company representatives, minutes before her Christchurch District Court sentencing was...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Hastings lawyer sentenced for theft
    Hastings lawyer sentenced for theft

    A Hastings lawyer who stole almost $80,000 from clients during the latter years of a three-decade legal career in Hawke's Bay has been sentenced to six months home detention. David Porteous appeared before Judge Stan Thorburn in...

    • Posted March 24, 2017
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  • Woman steals $52,000 from work in 10 months
    Woman steals $52,000 from work in 10 months

    An administrator took $52,000 of work funds and used the money to buy furniture and a car. Shirley Joan Wright, 54, siphoned the Waikato genetics company's cash over a 10-month period, until an investigation uncovered her misdeeds....

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • CEO found guilty of stealing over $114k
    CEO found guilty of stealing over $114k

    The former chief executive of the Kokiri Training Centre in South Dunedin has been found guilty of taking more than $114,000 from the non-profit Maori organisation. Lynette Anne Collins-Watson (59), of Dunedin, had pleaded not guilty to...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Finance company bosses face courts
    Finance company bosses face courts

    Executives from the last of the failed finance companies have gone on trial, more than six years after the firms' collapse. Four executives from Viaduct Capital and Mutual Finance were in the High Court in Auckland today...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
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  • Last of the finance company trials underway
    Last of the finance company trials underway

    A property developer's plan to buy a finance company and transfer assets to it was allegedly "from the beginning a conspiracy to commit criminal offences", the High Court heard today. Paul Bublitz and his co-accused, the court...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
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  • Tax agent pleads guilty to keeping client money
    Tax agent pleads guilty to keeping client money

    A former tax agent who didn't pay his clients' tax to the Inland Revenue Department and falsified 250 GST and income tax returns in order to keep client money has pleaded guilty to fraud charges. In the...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
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  • Four plead not guilty in finance company trial
    Four plead not guilty in finance company trial

    A multi-million dollar fraud trial has started at the High Court in Auckland with executives from Viaduct Capital and Mutual Finance charged with theft in a special relationship and making false statements. Paul Bublitz, Richard Blackwood, Bruce...

    • Posted August 8, 2016
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  • Bay man jailed for theft of $1.4m
    Bay man jailed for theft of $1.4m

    A Bay financial investment planner who misused almost $1.4 million of his clients funds has been jailed for three years. Jonathan Graham West, 61, was sentenced in Tauranga District Court today in relation to five charges of...

    • Posted May 12, 2016
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  • Employee admits school theft
    Employee admits school theft

    An employee at a Northland school has admitted helping herself to more than $30,000 of school funds over a 15-month period. The former employee pleaded guilty to 18 charges in the Kaikohe District Court on Tuesday. Thirteen...

    • Posted April 8, 2016
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