Accountant pleads not guilty to $1 million fraud
28 November 2018
A former chartered accountant has pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.
The SFO alleges that Christopher George Wright (62) filed tax returns on behalf of his clients and misappropriated refunds of about $1.01 million. The defendant is believed to have defrauded 245 clients over a six year period from January 2010 to April 2016.
Mr Wright is charged with one representative charge of ‘Theft by person in special relationship’.
The defendant has been remanded on bail to reappear for a case review hearing at the Auckland District Court on 12 March 2019.