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New Zealand woman steals $170,000 from her mother — and loses half to love fraud

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Irakau Ada Pehi, 60, who lives in Taranaki, New Zealand, was supposed to manage her 86-year-old mother’s finances. Instead of paying expenses according to her mother’s wishes, the woman stole $170,000.

Of that money, Pehi made for bank transfers, totaling $81,000, to an overseas bank. It turned out to be a Nigerian love scam.

Pehi pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year of home detention and 200 hours of community service.

Fraudster loses half of $170k she stole in Nigerian love scam, on stuff.co.nz.

 

 


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oh, so she steals 120,000 from her mother and then loses 81,000 to a Nigerian bank fraud scheme? sounds like partial payback to me.

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