An Invercargill supermarket worker Papani Tupoumalohi, 44, has admitted defrauding the Ministry of Social Development of more than $30,000.
Tupoumalohi appeared before Judge Callaghan in the Invercargill District Court on Monday for a sentencing indication hearing. He had earlier pleaded not guilty but after
Judge Callaghan gave a sentencing indication of five months’ home detention, 150 hours’ community work, and an order for reparation,
Tupoumalohi admitted the charges.