Raro wedding off the cards for Waikato businessman

Last updated 15:14 06/12/2012

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A Waikato businessman facing a raft of fraud charges has failed in a bid to travel to Rarotonga to marry.

The 39-year-old, who has interim name suppression, appeared today in Hamilton District Court to change his bail conditions.

The man, who represented himself in the dock, told the court he planned to wed in Rarotonga on December 12 before flying back to New Zealand on December 17.

He said the charges against him were only allegations and he looked forward to clearing his name.

The court was told the man's mother was terminally ill with cancer but her wish was for her son to wed in Rarotonga.

The man said he had made his ''last goodbyes'' to his mother and the family had agreed to hold her funeral on his return.Police opposed the man's travel plans.

Judge Glen Marshall declined the man's application but suppressed the reasons for his decision.A hearing to determine the man's interim name suppression has been set for next week.

The man faces 18 obtaining by deception charges totally around $325,000, three charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage and two charges of theft of money.

The alleged incidents involve several victims with one losing money once, while another person appears to have lost money on about 10 separate occasions.

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