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Immigration scam accused remanded

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/06/2017

A man who told a couple he was an immigration officer and asked for nearly $100,000 to assist with their immigration paperwork has appeared in Auckland District Court.

The 29-year-old man from Burswood in Auckland has been charged with obtaining by deception.

It is alleged the man impersonated an immigration officer and demanded cash from the couple who believed he was assisting with their immigration application.

Over the course of several months it is alleged the man received nearly $100,000 from them.

The man has been remanded in custody and will appear in court again on June 26.

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