Alleged art scammers offered diversion

Last updated 13:15 19/04/2012

Relevant offers

Upper Hutt Leader

Upper Hutt sixers hit out for house dream Police urging residents to protect properties as Hutt Valley burglaries rise Judge orders strict monitoring of teen accused of Stokes Valley hit and run Judge pleased with finalists for Hutt Valley Sports Awards Manslaughter and mayhem: Is Lower Hutt in the middle of a crimewave? Upper Hutt home destroyed by fire NZSO Anzac concert commemorates WWI composers Links between mental wellness and breast cancer survival studied Penny-farthing rider at home in Upper Hutt's valleys Upper Hutt City Council to review its TPPA-free Zone decision

Two Upper Hutt alleged art scammers have been offered diversion by the police.

Eliyahu Daniel Shafir, 23, and Alessandra Constanza Frigero-Briones, 34, are jointly charged with obtaining $750 by deception.

The pair were allegedly part of a scam in the Silverstream area, where door-to-door salespeople were attempting to sell artwork.

Prospective buyers were lead to believe the works were one-of-a-kind and worth more than they were.

It is understood the artworks were pictures bought in bulk from China for a small sum and sold for between $150 and $400 each.

The pair yesterday made a brief appearance in the Upper Hutt District court, sitting in Lower Hutt, and were remanded on bail until May 16 to complete diversion requirements.

If they have completed the requirements by this date, the charges will be withdrawn by the police.

Ad Feedback

- Upper Hutt Leader

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content