The former president of the Otaki Returned and Services Association has admitted fraud and been ordered to make reparations.
Don Moselen, 73, pleaded guilty in Levin District Court yesterday to fraudulently using an Otaki RSA cheque to pay for a replica Vietnam War medal to be mounted.
He was ordered to pay $63.20 to Otaki RSA and $500 to its welfare fund.
The court was told of Moselen's four previous convictions relating to theft and fraud, although his lawyer, Daniel O'Neill, said they were from "a lifetime ago". Three were from the early 1990s, and one from 1975.
In May, Moselen was sentenced to pay $500 for wearing war medals he was not entitled to.
He had previously pleaded guilty to wearing the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, the Vietnam Medal and the New Zealand General Service Medal. It was believed to be the first time someone had been charged under the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act 1918. Fairfax NZ
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