New Zealand Police v Giblin [2017] NZDC 27513

Published 14 June 2018

Obtain by deception — use document for pecuniary advantage — Passport Act — steal identity — sentencing. The defendant pleaded guilty to dishonestly using a document, obtaining advantage by deception and using a false document dishonestly. The defendant used a family member's identity to obtain a benefit in the form of National Super and gained $20,943 that he was not entitled to. The defendant had secured a passport in his family member's name, travelled on it, and had used the same passport to obtain a licence in a false name. The defendant was sentenced to four months' imprisonment. Judgment Date: 4 December 2017