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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

Pregnant fraudster jailed

Last updated 14:55 10/01/2014

http://www.stuff.co....raudster-jailed

The de facto husband of a heavily pregnant Waitara woman sobbed loudly in court when she was jailed for $119,000 worth of benefit fraud.

Te Au Mihi Delores Juanita Pani Adams pleaded guilty in October to 13 charges of benefit fraud stretching over 12 years.


During sentencing in the New Plymouth District Court today the court was told Adams is due to give birth next month.

The couple already have a 9-year-old child.

Her husband, Clive Dodunski, will have to give up work to care for the two children.

Adams' lawyer, Jo Woodcock asked for the recommended sentence of home detention for her client who was a first offender and extremely remorseful.Adams was paying back the $119,076.82 at $50 a week, Ms Woodcock said. At this rate it would take at least 45 years to repay.

The Department of Social Development prosecutor described the case as serious in that it involved ongoing offending, premeditation and deliberate fraud.

Judge Allan Roberts
declined the community-based sentence citing similar cases involving ongoing offending where the money could never be repaid.The debt will realistically never be satisfied,'' the judge said.

He said home detention was inappropriate because of the serious nature of the offending and did not order reparation.

The de facto husband was fortunate he too was not charged, the judge said.About $10,000 came into the family each year through the offending and that must have been noticed by other adults in the house, the judge said. Adams had been motivated by greed, the judge said.

In 2006, she forged a document purported to be signed by a ''Manu Mahu''.The judge read out the letter which stated Adams was living with Manu Mahu and his daughter ''and she pays me $120 a week board'' at their Nelson St, Waitara house.

After giving credit for the early guilty plea and family responsibilities, the judge sentenced Adams to 15 months jail.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:06 PM

....and yet all these criimal asses that clear off with millions of other peoples money, misrepresenting the funds but clearly making good returns for themselves get what???.... a telling off and a slap on the wrist... Trades people doing cashies forever pulling in thousands of undeclared monies....get what.... nothing... Businesses get away with loads of non taxation ..... For pete's sake... over a meazely few thou.. they couldn't give her, a first offender home detention but they certainly can give it to the A'holes that ripped millions off folks retirement investment funds etc... bastards.. The balance of power and justice is screwed and heavily weighted.... IMHO...
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

View Postunit1of2, on 17 January 2014 - 10:06 PM, said:

....and yet all these criimal asses that clear off with millions of other peoples money, misrepresenting the funds but clearly making good returns for themselves get what???.... a telling off and a slap on the wrist... Trades people doing cashies forever pulling in thousands of undeclared monies....get what.... nothing... Businesses get away with loads of non taxation ..... For pete's sake... over a meazely few thou.. they couldn't give her, a first offender home detention but they certainly can give it to the A'holes that ripped millions off folks retirement investment funds etc... bastards.. The balance of power and justice is screwed and heavily weighted.... IMHO...


Well said!
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:49 PM

View PostBLURB, on 18 January 2014 - 11:14 AM, said:

Well said!


You tongue bum BLUDGER,
We all know unit1of2/.5 doesn't have a what it takes to see whats so wrong, :wacko: ;)
You however have just shown you don't see anything wrong either. :rolleyes:
FRAUD IS FRAUD = criminal. <_<
12 years of purposely stealing from the tax payers pool is nothing short of discusting.

Her sentence of 15 months jail if not appealed and succesful, she would probably serve less than 4 weeks jail per year of her fraud (not a bad pay... four weeks/$10,000 for ripping all New Zealanders off...)
In that 4 weeks she also recieves a free roof over her head,no bills,3 meals a day///,(another $60,000 we pay to hold her accountable out of the tax payers money.)

I only feel sorry for the innocent child and unborn.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

View Postunit1of2, on 17 January 2014 - 10:06 PM, said:

....and yet all these criimal asses that clear off with millions of other peoples money, misrepresenting the funds but clearly making good returns for themselves get what???.... a telling off and a slap on the wrist... Trades people doing cashies forever pulling in thousands of undeclared monies....get what.... nothing... Businesses get away with loads of non taxation ..... For pete's sake... over a meazely few thou.. they couldn't give her, a first offender home detention but they certainly can give it to the A'holes that ripped millions off folks retirement investment funds etc... bastards.. The balance of power and justice is screwed and heavily weighted.... IMHO...



View PostBLURB, on 18 January 2014 - 11:14 AM, said:

Well said!



View PostREX, on 18 January 2014 - 07:49 PM, said:

You tongue bum BLUDGER,
We all know unit1of2/.5 doesn't have a what it takes to see whats so wrong, :wacko: ;)
You however have just shown you don't see anything wrong either. :rolleyes:
FRAUD IS FRAUD = criminal. <_<
12 years of purposely stealing from the tax payers pool is nothing short of discusting.

Her sentence of 15 months jail if not appealed and succesful, she would probably serve less than 4 weeks jail per year of her fraud (not a bad pay... four weeks/$10,000 for ripping all New Zealanders off...)
In that 4 weeks she also recieves a free roof over her head,no bills,3 meals a day///,(another $60,000 we pay to hold her accountable out of the tax payers money.)

I only feel sorry for the innocent child and unborn.


Read what unit1of2 has written before opening thy filthy mouth Mr Laudafinem dot com aka REX

Totally agree fraud is fraud but the comparisons between penalties that are dished out is totally cockeyed.

An example - an accountant ripping off IRD of millions of dollars may get 1 year in a cell (or home detention) while a person ripping of WINZ or ACC of $20K who is living below the poverty line gets 2 years also, in jail, maybe more.

The well-off accountant with the big flash house, nice car, food on the table every night is also ripping off the NZ tax payer!

Some of us are not as educated as you appear to be and don't write as well as you do so hope you can see what I am attempting to say and I'm sure that is what unit1of2 is also saying.

Thank you.
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

View PostBLURB, on 18 January 2014 - 09:30 PM, said:

<SNIP>
An example - an accountant ripping off IRD of millions of dollars may get 1 year in a cell (or home detention) while a person ripping of WINZ or ACC of $20K who is living below the poverty line gets 2 years also, in jail, maybe more.
<SNIP>


You can't use a $20k senario for a comparative example of an approx 200,000 FRAUD

View Postunit1of2, on 17 January 2014 - 10:06 PM, said:

<snip>
Businesses get away with loads of non taxation ..... For pete's sake... over a meazely few thou.. they couldn't give her, a first offender home detention
<snip>


"over a meazely(sic) few thou.." You obviously can't see or add up the costs to the tax payers by her actions..

Actually it was said to be $119,000 not a few thou..
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$60,000 + to pay out in costs to send to jail as a deterent to others and small degree of punitive punishment.
As she will only serve 2/3 or less of a 15 month sentence she will be suppervised after an early release date.. The costs to the tax payers of the probationary period will possibly be atleast another $10,000 by the time you add and devide all the wages to run a probation service.
Costs to tax payers for all others who needed to be involved in the court time,, I'd guess to be atleast $10,000
Legal aid payed by the Tax payer $6000
Lets round this measely few thou fraud costs to the tax payers by this 1 person at close to $200,000


I think the sentence of actual time to be spent in jail was ridiculously lite for the costs and 12 year long premeditated FRAUD and especially since the judge "did not order reparation."
Corperate fraud cases involving Millions have their assets audited/assessed/confiscated where possible and they also get alot more jail time in comparison to this $200,000 case.

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