A former Invercargill man facing 123 fraud charges has withdrawn 44 guilty pleas.
Paul Graham Yeo, 54, appeared before Judge Phil Moran on Wednesday for a hearing to vacate the guilty pleas he entered in June.
Forty-four of the 47 guilty pleas he entered were vacated and he was remanded on bail to December 5 for a post-committal conference. Three guilty pleas to dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage remained.
Yeo previously pleaded guilty to 27 charges of dishonestly using a document, and 16 charges of theft and charges of obtaining money by deception.
He faces 123 charges, which include 95 of dishonestly using a document, 24 of theft, three of causing loss by deception and one charge of making a false document to obtain a pecuniary advantage.
The alleged offending happened between 2006 and 2010.
Two Invercargill police staff brought Yeo back from Australia by an extradition order after he was found with the help of Australian police.
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