Fishy fraudster back trawling in Hamilton

MATT BOWEN
Last updated 13:05 15/01/2014

Relevant offers

Crime

Buying illegal drugs online has never been easier for Kiwis Number plate theft on the rise nationwide Memorial plaque on Routeburn Track to commemorate Czech tramper Suspicious fire hit barn on rural property outside Tauranga Man arrested after evading police in Hawke's Bay Passenger flung from car during police pursuit Top cop wants to raise speeding fines, says they're too low Man evading police wanted for arrest Vehicle owners identified in Lois Tolley homicide investigation Girl, 14, left in Wellington police interview room for hours after arrest

Seafood lovers be warned - a prolific fraudster masquerading as a fish monger has returned to Hamilton.

The man has more than 250 previous fraud convictions and was continuing to offend, Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend said.

The fishy fraudster's normal mode of operation was to offer members of the public seafood.

He takes the money on the spot promising to return with the goods when the boat gets in, but the victims never see him or their cash again.

Crayfish is commonly used as bait to fool people. He often targets commercial and retail premises claiming that it has been prearranged with a staff member who is not currently there.

Police have warned people to be alert to such scams and to never hand money to a stranger, especially on a promise that they will come back. 

They believed there were more victims and asked for people to report any such incidents.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content