WINZ Manager gets home detention for $194k fraud

There are no winners in cases like this - very sad.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 pleaded guilty in the Auckland District Court to five charges of obtaining by deception and one charge of...

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Company fined for not preventing fall from height

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 single storey Keith Hay residential home in Glen Innes, Auckland. “While reaching down to secure a safe hold on the damp ridge of the roof, one of the...

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