Man to repay cash stolen from card at ATM

Last updated 05:00 11/09/2013

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A man used a woman's bankcard, left behind in an ATM, to withdraw cash from her account.

Nathan Rani Tipa, 44, appeared before Judge Brian Callaghan in the Invercargill District Court yesterday for using a document to gain pecuniary advantage on July 31.

He was sentenced to 60 hours' community work and ordered to pay $200 reparation.

The court was told a woman had used her bankcard in an ATM but had left it behind in the machine and it was still connected to her accounts. Tipa used it to withdraw $200 from her account.


Gerard Maurice Henry, 34, of Bluff, was fined $400 for assault on September 5.

Eruera Akaiti, 18, was remanded to October 22 for sentence for assault with intent to injure and presenting a BB gun on August 31.

Nicholas Ryan McNaught, 19, was sentenced to six months' supervision and ordered to pay $400 emotional harm reparation for assault in Queenstown on April 7.

Benjamin Travis Briggs, 30, was sentenced to six months' supervision, and a protection order was made, for assault and threatening to kill on August 16.


Waipatu Winitana-Waihirere, 29, was sentenced to four months' community detention and ordered to pay $247.71 reparation for breaching community work on June 7 and 21 and intentional damage on June 16.

Tony Allan Cameron, was sentenced to 12 months' supervision for twice breaching post-detention conditions in June.

Shayden Edward William James Nicholl, 17, was convicted and discharged for breaching community work in August.

Tumoni Monty Edwards, 27, was sentenced to six weeks' jail for breaching community work on May 4 and 18.

Jacob William Staite, 20, was sentenced to 120 hours' community work for breaching a protection order on August 12.


Laura Jane Kelly, 31, was fined $300 for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence after punching a man and swearing at a woman at the Newfield Tavern on September 7. The court was told she had recently completed a stopping violence programme.

Disorderly behaviour

Troy Karauria Tither, 23, of Mataura, was fined $400 for disorderly behaviour on July 27.

Indecent act

A 24-year-old shearer was given final name suppression and sentenced to two years' intensive supervision and ordered to pay $800 emotional harm reparation for possessing cannabis, doing an indecent act on June 11 and 17, doing an indecent act with intent to insult on June 20, doing an indecent act with intent to offend on August 26, and driving while disqualified on August 26. For failing to stop for police on August 26 he was convicted and discharged.

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Stewart Douglass Smart, 21, meatworker, was fined $500 for receiving a puppy stolen from the Invercargill SPCA between April 23 and 24.


Brandon Antony McGregor, 19, was sentenced to two months' jail for taking a jacket, on sale for $15, from Jay Jays on September 9.


George Teaupouri Whakaari, 34, of Riverton, was fined $200 for stealing of weight bench and three weights on April 10.


Timothy Lee Reece, 19, was sentenced to four months' community detention and disqualified from driving for nine months for driving while suspended on June 8, May 15, and making a false statement to police on May 15.


Brandon Mason Leask, 41, fisherman, of Bluff, was fined $1000, sentenced to six months' supervision and disqualified from driving for 14 months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 1067mcg on September 6.

Jordie Michael Kelly, 26, of Nightcaps, 791mcg and driving while disqualified on August 11. Remanded to September 24 for sentence.

Eric Edward Michie, 60, fisherman, of Riverton, 626mcg on July 21. Sentenced to 150 hours' community work and disqualified for 12 months and one day.

Willow Maren Rowland, 22, farm hand, of Bayswater, 545mcg on July 14. Fined $500 and disqualified for six months.

Brendon John Phillips, 33, farmer, of Gropers Bush, 820mcg on June 29. Fined $500 and disqualified for four months.

Jade-Cooper MacKenzie, 19, 951mcg on August 18. Remanded to September 27 for sentence.

- The Southland Times

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