Man steals to pay drug debt

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - As­sault with a weapon In­de­cent act Fraud As­sault Cannabis Bur­glary Theft Un­law­ful hunt­ing Dis­or­derly be­hav­iour Driv­ing

A 25-year-old Cen­tral Otago man stole $6000 from his em­ployer so he could pay a drug debt.

Sa­muel Ed­ward Broad was sen­tenced to four months home detention, 160 hours’ com­mu­nity work and or­dered to pay $6000 repa­ra­tion, af­ter he ad­mit­ted steal­ing the money from Su­per Liquor in Kaiko­rai Val­ley in Dunedin be­tween Septem­ber 1 and Jan­uary 20.

Broad cre­ated false trans­ac­tions, of­ten us­ing co­work­ers log ins, and stole stock from the store. It was be­lieved the to­tal amount stolen was higher.

Lawyer Liam Collins said Broad had been mak­ing bad de­ci­sions and used the funds to pay a ‘‘large debt’’ he had cre­ated through sub­stance abuse.

Broad had been re­morse­ful and ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the of­fend­ing. Judge Christina Cook or­dered Broad to un­der­take an al­co­hol and drug pro­gramme for his ad­dic­tion to metham­phetamine and cannabis. She or­dered a sup­pres­sion of the man’s ad­dress.

Claude Ste­wart-Hud­son, 20, re­manded un­til Septem­ber 14 for sen­tenc­ing for as­sault with a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, of­fer­ing to sup­ply cannabis and two charges of breaching com­mu­nity work in Hast­ings be­tween Novem­ber 27 and March 28. Ste­wart-Hud­son ar­rived at an ad­dress to sell cannabis, when an ar­gu­ment started about the deal. On leav­ing the scene, Ste­wartHud­son hit the vic­tim at knee height with his car, knock­ing him to the ground. The vic­tim suf­fered bruis­ing and was shaken by the in­ci­dent. Po­lice found Ste­wart-Hud­son a short time later in pos­ses­sion of cannabis and a knife.

Sa­muel Kin­gan Rowley, 19, of Mount Barker, sen­tenced to four months com­mu­nity detention and nine months su­per­vi­sion for do­ing an in­de­cent act in Wanaka be­tween July 1 and 14. Rowley was also given a first strike un­der the three strikes law.

Nir­berto Fer­raino, 26, croupier, re­manded un­til June 24 for a dis­puted facts hear­ing for fraud at Kaik­oura on Jan­uary 20. Fer­raino was jointly charged with Geo­vanna Tu­tassi-Dav­ila for us­ing a credit card to pay for ac­com­mo­da­tion. Po­lice be­lieve Fer­raino was part of a ‘‘so­phis­ti­cated’’ card skim­ming op­er­a­tion, which in­volved skim­ming credit card de­tails and trans­fer­ring the de­tails onto blank cards. How­ever, the judge said his in­volve­ment at this stage was ‘‘un­de­ter­mined’’.

Pryde Tamsin Ste­wartHud­son, 22, house­keeper, re­manded un­til June 6 for two charges of as­sault and in­ten­tional dam­age on May 29. Ste­wart-Hud­son had been drink­ing when she be­come in­volved in an ar­gu­ment with her part­ner and be­gan hit­ting him in the head. Her brother in­ter­vened be­fore one of them was hit over the back with a ski. Ste­wart-Hud­son then threw a ex­er­cise ma­chine onto a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, break­ing the wind­screen.

Aaron Michael Miers, 35, busi­ness owner, sen­tenced to 80 hours’ com­mu­nity work and or­dered to pay a $300 emo­tional harm pay­ment for as­sault­ing a bouncer on March 28.

Ja­cob James Forde, 19, plas­terer, sen­tenced to three months com­mu­nity detention at week­ends, nine months su­per­vi­sion and or­dered to pay $300 repa­ra­tion for as­sault and dis­or­derly be­hav­iour likely to cause vi­o­lence on Fe­bru­ary 22 and threat­en­ing be­hav­iour and in­ten­tional dam­age on De­cem­ber 11.

Alice Ward, 18, of Cromwell, re­manded un­til Au­gust 3 for sen­tenc­ing for two charges of as­sault on Jan­uary 5 and theft of $50 of petrol on May 9.

Matthew Jar­rod Eddy, 39, mu­si­cian of Kingston, re­manded un­til Septem­ber 14 for sen­tenc­ing for cul­ti­vat­ing cannabis. Po­lice found 13 cannabis plants in Eddy’s pos­ses­sion, up to 1.2 me­tres tall.

To­bias Pen­nell Clarke, 27, kitchen hand, sen­tenced to nine months su­per­vi­sion and 170 hours’ com­mu­nity work for cul­ti­vat­ing cannabis on May 7. Po­lice found a 50cm high plant in Clarke’s bed­room.

Daar­ian Akuhata Wira, of Wanaka, re­manded in cus­tody for sen­tenc­ing in the In­ver­cargill Dis­trict Court on July 31 for bur­glary and re­ceiv­ing a stolen bike be­tween May 17 and 20. Wira en­tered a prop­erty in Wanaka on May 20 and stole a lap­top, iPod and ex­ter­nal hard drive.

Ge­orge Ed­ward Hal­son, 23, or­dered to ap­pear if called upon in six months for steal­ing a jacket from the Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store on April 17.

Luke Shaun Mor­ri­son, dairy farmer of Lake Hawea, fined $350 for il­le­gal hunt­ing on pri­vate prop­erty near Alexan­dra on July 27.

Craig Lisle Wadsworth, 40, en­gi­neer of Cromwell, fined $900 for dis­or­derly be­hav­iour and re­sist­ing ar­rest on April 30.

Nathan James Herewini, 36, for Cromwell, fined $450 for dis­or­derly be­hav­iour likely to cause vi­o­lence on April 30.

Dar­ren Paul Malat­esta, 44, was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for six months, or­dered to pay $750 repa­ra­tion and a $1000 emo­tional harm pay­ment for care­less driv­ing caus­ing in­jury on Jan­uary 2.

Alvin Aw Wei Liang, 25, of Sin­ga­pore, dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for two months and or­dered to pay $1500 repa­ra­tion for care­less driv­ing in Queen­stown on June 5. Liang mounted two dif­fer­ent traf­fic is­lands, dam­ag­ing road signs.

Dar­ian Lee Col­loty-Wil­liams, 17, of Cromwell, fined $650 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for six months for driv­ing while suspended and re­sist­ing ar­rest in Queen­stown on May 10.

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