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

  • 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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  • Caregiver admits thefts
    Caregiver admits thefts

    A rest home caregiver has admitted to stealing from residents. Jaime Pairangi Kara was working as a caregiver at New Vista rest home in Whanganui last year when residents noticed money disappearing from their drawers. Police prosecutor...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • Worker's assets frozen over alleged $235k transfer
    Worker’s assets frozen over alleged $235k transfer

    A judge has frozen the assets of a former concrete company worker who allegedly transferred nearly $180,000 out of its accounts and debited $55,000 from credit cards for "non-company related purposes". Counties Manukau police are investigating the...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Four years jail for fleecing employer of $1million
    Four years jail for fleecing employer of $1million

    Less than two years after committing a $100,000 fraud, Victoria Tanoi was at it again, but this time the scam was much bigger. The 46-year-old Favona woman spent the following five years using her position as a...

    • Posted March 4, 2016
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  • Charmaine Herron stole $400K, betrayed everyone
    Charmaine Herron stole $400K, ‘betrayed everyone’

    A disgraced law firm administrator who stole about $400,000 from her employer over a decade says she did it to "save my family". However, a judge says Charmaine Herron, 44, was fueled by greed and her inability...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Dismay at sentence after Taranaki woman fleeced $320K off her father
    Dismay at sentence after Taranaki woman fleeced $320K off her father

    The brother of a Taranaki fraudster who stole more than $320,000 off her father says she should have gone to jail. John Thomson said his sister Helen Christine Williams deserved to go to prison after she drained...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
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