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Online predator admits theft

DAVID CLARKSON
Last updated 13:08 10/03/2014
Shane William Grogan
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ALLEGED SCAMMER: Shane William Grogan, 46, was remanded in custody for sentencing on May 9.

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A man described by police as an online predator has pleaded guilty to four charges.

Shane William Grogan, 46, also known as Shane Calder, was remanded in custody for sentencing on May 9, on two charges of theft, dishonestly using a document, and unlawfully taking a car.

Police alleged Grogan befriended women through online dating sites and then stole from them.

He denies one charge of theft and that charge has been remanded for a case review hearing on April 29.

He disputes some details on one of the theft charges he has admitted - relating to the items allegedly taken - and that will also go to a hearing before sentencing.

He was remanded without plea to March 24 on two fresh charges laid today, of breaching a protection order on two dates in February by messaging a woman through a social networking internet site.

The original charges laid against him related to complaints by women aged in their 50s in Rotorua and Waimate, and a woman in her 30s from Palmerston North.

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