Doctors, public servants, parents, students, pensioners, employed, unemployed. All have been caught committing insurance fraud, being dishonest by inflating a loss or failing to declare something such as previous claims.
A Wellington businessman jailed over an almost $10 million fraud will not be allowed a second appeal against his sentence. Former E-Gas director Ronald Rosenberg, 73, was last year sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay reparation of $400,000 for his part in the fraud.
An Invercargill woman who ripped off the Government for about 20 years by pretending her partner was a boarder has been convicted on multiple counts of fraud. The woman, in her 60s, was granted interim name suppression on Monday after Judge Mark Callaghan found her guilty on 15 charges of using a document to obtain pecuniary advantage.
The liquidators for Ross Asset Management will also appeal a High Court decision ordering an investor to pay back "fictitious" profits he withdrew from New Zealand's biggest Ponzi scheme. In June, Wellington Lawyer Hamish McIntosh was ordered to repay $454,000 in profit he withdrawn before Ross Asset Management (RAM) failed, keeping his original capital.
A financial adviser has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing more than $3 million of his clients' investments. In May Andrew Robinson, 42, the principal of Auckland mortgage broking and insurance firm Strategic Planning Group, pleaded guilty to four charges of theft by a person in a special relationship, one of improperly dealing with funds and one charge of fraudulently using a document.
A bankrupt former financial adviser has been sentenced to six years in jail this morning for stealing more than $3 million in what prosecutors called an "extensive, premediated theft" from trusting clients. Andrew Hrothgar Robinson, 42, pleaded guilty in May to five charges of theft by a person in a special relationship and one charge of dishonestly using a document.
Two of three men facing bribery and corruption charges over Auckland roading contracts worth more than $1 million have pleaded not guilty. Stephen James Borlase, Barrie Kenneth James George and another man with interim name suppression are facing the charges brought against them by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
A major probe into post-earthquake fraud in Christchurch has ended with a rebuild contractor being cleared of wrongdoing. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) staff searched the Woolston headquarters of Maincom NZ in February last year as they scrutinised multiple transactions relating to projects carried out by the company.
A Nelson man described as the "mastermind" behind an A$30 million "Ponzi" scheme has agreed to never again direct a New Zealand company. David John Hobbs has also agreed to not provide financial advice or brokering services in this country.
A woman is due to appear in court next week charged with ripping off a Christchurch rebuild firm. Police allege the 40-year-old office administrator had access to the company's accounts and defrauded it of $107,000 over two years.