Story: Dishonesty crime

Waiōuru Army Museum burglary, 2007

Waiōuru Army Museum burglary, 2007

Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Bensemann surveys the scene of a burglary at the Waiōuru Army Museum. Four days earlier, on 2 December 2007, 96 medals, including two George crosses, an Albert medal and nine Victoria crosses, were taken from smashed locked display cabinets. The medals were returned in February 2008 in exchange for a ransom. Two men were later charged with burglary and in 2009 and 2010 received six-year jail terms for the crime.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - What is dishonesty crime?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold