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.
Dunedin city councillors are remaining tight-lipped about the alleged Citifleet fraud.
Convicted fraudster Michael Swann was told at a parole hearing yesterday ''there was light at the end of the tunnel''.
A health professional has admitted fraudulently claiming $66,455 in client fees during a three and a-half-year period.
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.
A Balclutha couple yesterday admitted benefit fraud which had seen them wrongly paid nearly $180,000 over 23 years.
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.
Key Dunedin City Council staff are being interviewed as part of a review of the council's resilience to fraud.
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.
It has been confirmed funds recently recovered from convicted fraudster Michael Swann's assets were mostly from the sale of three properties.
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.
More than $2 million has now been recovered by the Government from the sale of assets seized from convicted fraudster Michael Swann.
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.
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.
Benefit fraud cost taxpayers a record $22.6 million last year, and nine social welfare staff were sacked for theft.
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.
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.
A Gore police officer found not guilty of insurance fraud has resigned, while the future of two Dunedin officers found guilty of assault remains unclear after more than two years suspended on full pay.
New Zealanders have prided themselves on this country's consistent place at or close to the top of international anti-corruption indices.
A Kapiti Coast accountant pleaded guilty today to fraud amounting to more than $2 million.