Woman sentenced on 106 charges

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 15:18 29/11/2012

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A woman is being sent to the High Court for sentence on 106 charges, including blackmail.

Diane Louise Boyd, 46, will remain in custody for sentencing, provisionally set for March 20 in the High Court in Christchurch.

In Christchurch District Court, Judge Jane Farish remanded Boyd when she pleaded guilty in October.

A blackmail offence can only be dealt with by the High Court.

Boyd admitted 25 charges of obtaining by deception, one of attempting to obtain by deception, five of causing loss by deception, 67 of dishonestly using a document, two of theft by a person in a special relationship, four of theft, and one of blackmail.

She today admitted one further charge of obtaining telecommunication services by deception.

The offending started in 2010 and continued in 2011.

It included obtaining furniture, electronic goods, clothing, games, a large amount of cash, and two cars by deception.

She also used bank, finance, and fuel cards dishonestly to obtain goods.

She threatened a man with disclosure of nude photographs to make him hand over money and property.

The judge noted there had been agreement all sentencing should take place at the same time.

The judge remanded Boyd to the High Court for a pre-sentence report, victim impact reports, and a psychological report on all charges.

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