British national arrested over roofing scam

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Thursday, 4 April 2019, 1:26PM

A 58-year old British national allegedly involved in a roofing scam has been denied bail.

James Quinn was one of two men arrested at Christchurch Airport earlier this week.

He’s facing charges of obtaining by deception and using a forged document.

Quinn’s lawyer Richard Peters argued Quinn was likely a fall guy.

He says the man is much older than his co-offenders and is illiterate.

Peters says the Salvation Army had offered Quinn secure accommodation if he was bailed.

The judge refused the application on the grounds Quinn was still a flight risk.

 

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