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Scammer scams again, while on parole

Arwen Sommer

Man, who has already served time for scamming elderly people, used stolen credit cards while on parole.

In 2016, Henry Edward Halliday was jailed for scamming elderly women out of more than $20,000. 

This year, while on parole, Halliday used four stolen bank cards to buy items, mostly using payWave, until the cards declined.

He was sentenced to two years and five months in prison at the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday August 15.

He also breached a core parole condition by testing positive for methamphetamine and cannabis. 

Halliday was sentenced on 36 charges of receiving and attempting to use stolen bank cards and breaching parole.

Judge Tony Couch ordered him to pay reparations of $891.