Fraudster's sentencing off for appeal

Last updated 13:16 05/12/2013

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Sentencing for Stratford conman Steven Younger has been adjourned to allow time for an appeal against his last sentence to be dealt with.

Younger pleaded guilty in September to 12 charges of defrauding elderly people he befriended.

Younger's three victims gave him about $270,000 from savings intended to support them in their old age, crown prosecutor Justin Marinovich told the New Plymouth District Court today.

Younger acknowledged his offending was due to a gambling addiction, his lawyer Kylie Pascoe said.  

After hearing submissions, Judge Lynch decided to adjourn sentencing until February 21.

It was not right to carry on with the latest sentencing with the appeal against the earlier sentence of 4 months community detention and 250 hours community work handed down on June 28 still undetermined, the judge said.

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