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Community detention for HB man


A Hawke’s Bay man who ran an insultation installation company has been sentenced to community detention today on tax fraud charges.

Rangi Hooper was sentenced to 6 months community detention, 200 hours community work & reparations of $69,431.06.

Hooper was charged with aiding and abetting Custom Clad Services to knowingly provide altered, false, incomplete or misleading GST returns.

Over a 7-month period, Hooper deliberately filed 5 false returns, with fictitious sales and expenses in order to obtain GST refunds that he knew his company had no legal entitlement to.

GST refunds totalling $131,221.41 were claimed with $95,431.06 paid out to Hooper.

Last updated: 13 Aug 2021
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