Judge "had a guts full"

Terrence Charles Proctor was remanded for sentencing on three charges in the Blenheim District Court yesterday after two unsuccessful restorative justice attempts.

The 52-year-old man was charged with theft, using a computer system to obtain pecuniary advantage, and using a document to obtain pecuniary advantage. He owed the victims $10,843.

Judge Russell told Proctor the victims of the offending "have just had a guts full".

"You've had every opportunity to try and put things right for this offending, a restorative justice conference was held on the 30th of October, the plan was agreed to and of the four tasks ... you haven't completed any of them, not even an apology," he said.

Proctor was to reappear on March 3 for sentencing, and Judge Russell said he would not rule out a term of imprisonment.


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