A man accused of setting fire to his mobile kitchen business in Queenstown and claiming insurance has been found guilty of both charges.
Borisz Egri, 33, shook his head at the jury members in the Invercargill District Court this morning, moments after they found him guilty of both counts following his eight-day trial.
The jury found that Egri set fire to his Belaton Crepes Kitchen on January 29 last year and dishonestly used an NZI insurance property claim form with intent to obtain a pecuniary advantage on January 30 last year.
Judge Phillips remanded Egri in custody for sentence on November 7.
After being led down to the holding cells Egri could be heard speaking loudly in Hungarian.
An interpreter was used for Egri's benefit throughout the trial.
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