R v Mark Devery [2016] NZDC 4863

Published 16 August 2016

Sentencing — theft by a person in a special relationship — obtaining by deception — Sentencing Act 2002. Defendant sentenced to 11 months’ home detention and 175 hours’ community work on 11 charges of theft by a person in a special relationship and six charges of obtaining by deception. Aggravating features of the offending were the impact on victims, premeditation, abuse of trust and the extended period of time over which offending occurred. Credit was given for the defendant’s early guilty plea, participation in restorative justice and the payment of reparation.