Police today reissued warnings about Nigerian con artists after an attempt was made to scam a woman who had previously been a fraud victim.
Crown prosecutors yesterday alleged an accused conman repaid only $7000 of the $1.7 million he obtained fraudulently from dozens of victims over almost 20 years.
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.
A former bank investment adviser who stole nearly $18 million and then spent $3.4 million of it on two sex workers will spend at least four years in jail.
A tax agent sentenced to home detention for fraud will enjoy panoramic views of Wellington harbour from his $4.8 million home as he serves his time.
A 37-year-old woman, who is alleged to have fraudulently claimed money from food outlets for poor-quality food, turned herself in to Dunedin police last night.
Benefit fraud cost taxpayers a record $22.6 million last year, and nine social welfare staff were sacked for theft.
An Auckland restaurant owner facing three fraud charges involving $3 million had his interim name suppression continued today pending an appeal.
A New Zealand man accused of defrauding Queensland Health of more than A$16 million (NZ$20m) will plead guilty to the charges, his lawyer says.
Fallout from fraud charges levelled against Goldman Sachs Group will be felt around the world with financial markets already starting to be affected as investor sentiment sours.
Outright honesty is not the first quality that one associates with the criminal fraternity, so it might come as a surprise to many that disclosure of a criminal record for New Zealanders on entry to Australia, and vice versa, is voluntary.
The estranged wife of convicted fraudster Michael Swann will be about $500 a week poorer from tomorrow as a result of a High Court judge's decision.
More than $2 million has now been recovered by the Government from the sale of assets seized from convicted fraudster Michael Swann.
Auckland police want help to identify two men who may be involved in a possible property fraud ring.
The case against five people charged with committing New Zealand's biggest white-collar fraud went back to court this morning and now all defendants' names are known and a date was set for the next stage.
A man who is alleged to be one of the country's largest fraudsters is fighting to keep his name quiet.
It has been confirmed funds recently recovered from convicted fraudster Michael Swann's assets were mostly from the sale of three properties.
Three men have been indicted on federal charges that accuse them of conning people in more than 60 countries into buying $100 million in bogus software by convincing them their computers were infected by malicious programs.
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.