Aug 26

WINZ Manager gets home detention for $194k fraud

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A Work and Income case manager who stole $194,000 from WINZ has been sentenced to home detention. Police executed a search warrant on the home of Laki Scanlan, 42, after the fraud – the second-largest in Work and Income history – was picked up by the ministry’s internal fraud team last year. He…

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May 30

Company fined for not preventing fall from height

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Roofing company Metind Limited (formerly Metalcraft Industries Limited) has been fined $43,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $10,000 after an employee was seriously injured after falling more than three metres from a roof. The Auckland District Court heard that on 9 June 2011 three employees of Metind Limited were working on a…

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