An alleged online Casanova accused of preying on women he met
on internet dating sites was mistakenly released on bail last
Shane Bruce Grogan, also known as Shane Calder, is accused of
going to stay with the women he befriended online, before
stealing from them and taking off.
He's accused of stealing a $3000 car from one Rotorua woman
on October 25 last year, as well as her her cellphone, and
The 46-year-old Christchurch labourer has also been charged
with with stealing a playstation, cellphone, tobacco and $120
from an Ashhurst woman on November 6 last year.
And on January 6 this year, at Waimate, he allegedly stole 14
rings and a laptop valued at $10,000 from a third victim.
On Friday, police issued a plea for help in tracking Grogan
Police swooped on Grogan at South City Mall in Christchurch
on Saturday afternoon after a tip-off from a member of the
He was arrested without incident and appeared from custody at
Christchurch District Court this morning, grinning, and
wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
Defence counsel Carol Morgan said Grogan's assigned counsel
was ill and not in a position to make a bail application.
She told Judge David Saunders that he had been released on
bail mistakenly before he was picked up by police again at
Judge Saunders remanded him in custody without plea until
next Monday when his lawyer can make a bail application on