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Sentencing Deferred For Courier Thieves

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Whangarei, Jan 13 NZPA - Two of three people involved in a scam which fleeced a Whangarei courier company out of more than $120,000 worth of goods have had their sentencing deferred.

Darrell William Takiaho, 40, who did a mail run from Auckland to Northland, his partner Isabella Josephine Waru, 22, and Frances Cora Waa, 22, appeared for sentencing in Whangarei District Court today after earlier admitting a raft of charges in relation to the scam.

Waa was jailed for nine months, but the sentencing of Waru and Takiaho was put off until April. The pair were granted bail.

Takiaho, Waru and Waa were involved in a theft spree targeting goods such as diamonds, passports, computers, chainsaws, vacuum cleaners, soccer balls, mountain bikes, hearing aids, tyre rims, pyjamas and personal stereos.

After an initial theft, Takiaho enlisted the other two to assist with further thefts.

The items, supposed to have been delivered from the Whangarei depot of Courier Post to Northlanders, never reached the intended recipients.


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