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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:19 PM

Why did it take so long for this Pakeeza Yusuf's WINZ payments to stop?

It appears she was in receipt of assistance from them for approximately a year after she "disappeared".

Do WINZ clients not have to make appointments and renew some benefits more often than once a year?

One would reasonably expect WINZ to be alert to these things and have at least suspended this woman's benefits if she had not either phoned them or been into there offices in person in that time-frame.


Cold case trial: Unusual activity on victim's bank account

KELLY DENNETT

Last updated 16:27, April 28 2016


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A police intelligence analyst has given evidence about a "change in pattern" in a murder victim's bank account after she went missing.

The trial of double murder accused Kamal Reddy has finished three days of evidence at the High Court at Auckland, with an expert testifying that both Reddy and his alleged victim's bank account showed unusual activity after the alleged murders.

Police intelligence analyst Helen Little was tasked with looking at the banking activity of Pakeeza Yusuf,24, and her daughter Juwairiyah Kalim,3.
Mother Pakeeza Yusuf and her daughter Juwairiyah Kalim,3.
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Mother Pakeeza Yusuf and her daughter Juwairiyah Kalim,3.

The mother and daughter were last heard from in late 2006 or early 2007,
and their bodies were later found buried underneath a bridge at Auckland's North Shore.

Yusuf's partner Kamal Reddy denies murdering them.

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On Thursday the court heard Yusuf received regular benefit payments from Work and Income New Zealand.

From December 2006, around the time Yusuf was last seen, Little gave evidence that there was a change in pattern in Yusuf's banking activity.

Specifically, there were no Eftpos transactions on Yusuf's bank account but there were significant lump sum cash withdrawals at ATMs around Auckland for the next year.

It continued until late 2007 when Yusuf failed to renew her benefit and the payments, and subsequent debits, stopped.


At the same time, Little noted that Reddy's own accounts had a dramatic drop in the number of debits.

Prior to 2007 he typically accessed his account about 40 times in a month, which had dropped to less than 10 per month throughout 2007.

At the end of 2007, when Yusuf's benefit was cancelled, "there was no discernable pattern" on Reddy's account, Little said.

According to the Crown, Yusuf and Juwairiyah, known as Jojo, were last heard from in late 2006 or early 2007, when Yusuf was in a relationship with Reddy.

Her mother reported her missing to police in 2013,
and an extensive inquiry was launched, with Reddy identified as the main suspect.

Although he denied being responsible for their disappearances, telling detectives Yusuf had left suddenly to travel with her aunt, the court would hear evidence that Reddy made a full confession to undercover officers.

The court would be shown secretly taped conversations between Reddy and police, where he was said to have admitted strangling Yusuf and smothering Jojo, the Crown said at the trial's opening on Tuesday.

Reddy's defense lawyer Jonathan Krebs told jurors that Reddy had been "groomed" into making a false confession, and that somebody else had killed the mother and daughter and asked Reddy to bury the bodies.







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