Fraud

Further DCC inquiries possible amid changes

Further DCC inquiries possible amid changes

There are no guarantees the Dunedin City Council's alleged $1.5 million vehicle fraud will not be the only issue uncovered as the council overhauls its internal controls, chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose warns.

Councillors careful to keep mum

Dunedin city councillors are remaining tight-lipped about the alleged Citifleet fraud.

Woman admits health fees fraud

Woman admits health fees fraud

A health professional has admitted fraudulently claiming $66,455 in client fees during a three and a-half-year period.

Convicted fraudster Swann freed

Convicted fraudster Swann freed

Convicted Dunedin fraudster Michael Swann will be released from prison at the end of this month and will live and work in Christchurch, the New Zealand Parole Board says.

'Light at end of tunnel' for Swann

'Light at end of tunnel' for Swann

Convicted fraudster Michael Swann was told at a parole hearing yesterday ''there was light at the end of the tunnel''.

Benefit fraud of $179,000 admitted

Benefit fraud of $179,000 admitted

A Balclutha couple yesterday admitted benefit fraud which had seen them wrongly paid nearly $180,000 over 23 years.

Man defrauded Dunedin company of $5 million

Man defrauded Dunedin company of $5 million

After a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation, Mark James Whelan has pleaded guilty to 66 charges in the Auckland District Court for his principal role in defrauding listed, Dunedin-based vehicle finance company Motor Trade Finances Ltd of almost $5 million.

DCC staff in fraud health check

Key Dunedin City Council staff are being interviewed as part of a review of the council's resilience to fraud.

Survey identifies low rate of fraud in schools

Survey identifies low rate of fraud in schools

Despite the generally "clean" image of New Zealand's primary, intermediate and secondary education sector, an Office of the Auditor-general survey into fraud has found 8% of respondents were aware of at least one incident of fraud or corruption in their school within the past two years.

Swann funds mainly from three properties

It has been confirmed funds recently recovered from convicted fraudster Michael Swann's assets were mostly from the sale of three properties.

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