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Property consultant pleads guilty to defrauding govt body

Property consultant pleads guilty to defrauding government body

A Christchurch man has admitted defrauding the Selwyn District Council in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution.

The SFO alleges that Stephen Rolf Gubb and his co-defendant worked together to secure payment of commission for the sale of land from the district council.

Mr Gubb has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to 14 Crimes Act charges of ‘Obtaining by deception’ in the Christchurch District Court today. Mr Gubb fraudulently obtained 13 commission payments of about $300,000 from the Selwyn District Council between March 2007 and July 2015. He has also admitted to creating a false invoice to obtain $10,500.

Mr Gubb was employed by Hughes Developments as a property consultant. He sold land, leases, and design and build packages for a Selwyn District Council business hub development called Izone.

Mr Gubb will appear at the Christchurch District Court on 16 May 2018 for sentencing.

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