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Charges laid over gambling society grant


10 November 2011

Two Hawkes Bay men appeared in the Napier District Court today on fraud charges laid by the Department of Internal Affairs over a gaming machine grant paid by Hastings-based gambling society, the Infinity Foundation Limited, to a Napier organisation in May 2009.

Rodney John Green, 62, a director of Napier, and another man whose name is suppressed, each face charges under the Crimes Act of obtaining by deception and dishonestly using a document in relation to a grant totalling $10,862.22. No pleas were taken and the men were remanded to 13 December 2011.

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