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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

Judges also need to be mindful some people of certain races (& we don't intend this to be racist) are very smooth talking & will do anything to cover their backsides as the shame of their behavior that they know is against the Law would be unacceptable in their own country.

Some of these people should be put on first plane/ boat back & be made examples of so others don't think they can get away with exploiting our weak systems.

They came here claiming to be of good character and know they are often not of good character but are motivated by our lax Welfare state.

Go to there countries & you get zilch child support etc.

Unfortunately we have seen this dishonesty from certain races all to often first hand.

It's time to get tough on them.


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Former IRD worker stole $60,000
MICHELLE ROBINSON
Last updated 05:00 26/04/2012


A former IRD employee has been ordered to repay more than $60,000 she stole by falsely claiming Working for Families tax credits.

Renitha Rajkaran Naidoo
defrauded the Inland Revenue Department of $60,405.20 while working there.

The Aucklander received the money through tax returns after falsely claiming Working for Families credits she was not entitled to.

Naidoo earlier pleaded guilty to two charges of accessing IRD computer files and providing the department with false details.

She was sentenced to five months' home detention at the North Shore District Court today which she will serve at her Greenhithe home.

Naidoo was also ordered by Judge Nevin Dawson to complete 100 hours community work and to repay the fraud in full at a rate of $50 a week, something that will take more than 20 years to do.

The court heard how Naidoo was battling depression, illness and deteriorating family relationships at the time of her offending.

Her family was in financial trouble, with furniture and cars having been repossessed because of her husband's gambling addiction.

Naidoo discovered her husband's habit shortly after the family moved to New Zealand in 2005 in the hope of a "new start", defence lawyer Georgina Packer said.

"The finances were dwindling in a rapid state during this time when the offending occurred. She said she was at breaking point.

"She was admitted to hospital for an operation, her health was deteriorating, her marriage was deteriorating and her relationships with her children were deteriorating."

Around the same time, Naidoo's daughter was in an abusive marriage, with the husband now in prison for this offending.

Naidoo's daughter was receiving counselling and unable to care for her new baby so Naidoo gained custody of the child who is now two-years-old.

Naidoo said her situation was no excuse for the offending and she was shocked and upset when she looked back at how serious it was, Packer said.

"Looking back now, in hindsight, she can't believe it.

"She was medicated for depression, it certainly was a dark and low point in her life and in her family's life."

Naidoo's husband has since taken steps to address his addiction and was in court this afternoon to support his wife.

"He's beginning to understand the affect of what a gambling addiction can have on a family."

It was Naidoo's first offence and she pleaded guilty at an early stage, factors Judge Dawson took into account when considering her sentence.

He also considered her personal circumstances, although questioned her remorse.

"It does not excuse your offending but you're entitled to sympathy."

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for this.

View Posthukildaspida, on 26 April 2012 - 09:53 PM, said:

Judges also need to be mindful some people of certain races (& we don't intend this to be racist) are very smooth talking & will do anything to cover their backsides as the shame of their behavior that they know is against the Law would be unacceptable in their own country.

Some of these people should be put on first plane/ boat back & be made examples of so others don't think they can get away with exploiting our weak systems.

They came here claiming to be of good character and know they are often not of good character but are motivated by our lax Welfare state.

Go to there countries & you get zilch child support etc.

Unfortunately we have seen this dishonesty from certain races all to often first hand.

It's time to get tough on them.


http://www.stuff.co....er-stole-60-000

Former IRD worker stole $60,000
MICHELLE ROBINSON
Last updated 05:00 26/04/2012


A former IRD employee has been ordered to repay more than $60,000 she stole by falsely claiming Working for Families tax credits.

Renitha Rajkaran Naidoo
defrauded the Inland Revenue Department of $60,405.20 while working there.

The Aucklander received the money through tax returns after falsely claiming Working for Families credits she was not entitled to.

Naidoo earlier pleaded guilty to two charges of accessing IRD computer files and providing the department with false details.

She was sentenced to five months' home detention at the North Shore District Court today which she will serve at her Greenhithe home.

Naidoo was also ordered by Judge Nevin Dawson to complete 100 hours community work and to repay the fraud in full at a rate of $50 a week, something that will take more than 20 years to do.

The court heard how Naidoo was battling depression, illness and deteriorating family relationships at the time of her offending.

Her family was in financial trouble, with furniture and cars having been repossessed because of her husband's gambling addiction.

Naidoo discovered her husband's habit shortly after the family moved to New Zealand in 2005 in the hope of a "new start", defence lawyer Georgina Packer said.

"The finances were dwindling in a rapid state during this time when the offending occurred. She said she was at breaking point.

"She was admitted to hospital for an operation, her health was deteriorating, her marriage was deteriorating and her relationships with her children were deteriorating."

Around the same time, Naidoo's daughter was in an abusive marriage, with the husband now in prison for this offending.

Naidoo's daughter was receiving counselling and unable to care for her new baby so Naidoo gained custody of the child who is now two-years-old.

Naidoo said her situation was no excuse for the offending and she was shocked and upset when she looked back at how serious it was, Packer said.

"Looking back now, in hindsight, she can't believe it.

"She was medicated for depression, it certainly was a dark and low point in her life and in her family's life."

Naidoo's husband has since taken steps to address his addiction and was in court this afternoon to support his wife.

"He's beginning to understand the affect of what a gambling addiction can have on a family."

It was Naidoo's first offence and she pleaded guilty at an early stage, factors Judge Dawson took into account when considering her sentence.

He also considered her personal circumstances, although questioned her remorse.

"It does not excuse your offending but you're entitled to sympathy."

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

Another Inland Revenue staff member in the hot seat for fraud.

We read other ethnics have been prosecuted, but are there any white people whom have committed offences at IRD?

We are glad to see they are been made ACCountable, unlike if you work for
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Tax fraudster loses name suppression bid
MATT NIPPERT
Last updated 13:48 24/05/2012


A tax fraudster's bid for to have permanent name suppression in order to protect her tax inspector sister and church treasurer mother from embarrassment has been turned down.

Lotte Sula-Wongsee, a former employee of the Inland Revenue Department,
pleaded guilty in Christchurch District Court to seven charges of dishonestly using a document and one of knowingly providing a false tax return.

She was sentenced to six months' community detention, 175 hours of community work and ordered to pay $19,797 in reparations.

After Sula-Wongsee's application to the District Court for permanent name suppression was rejected, she appealed the lack of suppression to the High Court in Christchurch.

In a judgment made public this week, Judge Warwick Gendall again rejected the bid.

Sula-Wongsee claimed the lack of name suppression would cause harm to her mother and sister.

The court heard her mother is the treasurer of a fellowship group at the Samoan Catholic Church, and the ruling said she was ashamed and mortified when her daughter's offending became known. She tried to resign her position.

"The church refused to accept the resignation being aware of the circumstances and there was no suggestion the sins of the daughter were to be visited upon the mother," Judge Warwick said.

Sula-Wongsee's sister also filed an affidavit supporting the bid for suppression and she argued publication of her name would lead to victimisation at her workplace. Sula-Wongsee's sister works as an investigator for the IRD.

The Judge said name suppression would not help her sister, as the IRD - having brought the prosecution - would already be aware of the conviction.

"It is usual for a person accused of a crime, and their families, to suffer some distress and embarrassment upon publication of the name of the offending relative," the Judge concluded


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