Kōrero: Dishonesty crime

John Davy, fraudster

John Davy, fraudster

Canadian John Davy, appointed as the first head of Māori Television, is seen here being deported in August 2002. Davy was sentenced to eight months in jail for falsifying information on his CV. He served 13 weeks. His MBA from Ashland School of Business at Denver State University was a fake credential sold over the internet. No basic background check, which would have revealed his con, was carried out.

In 2010 Davy was quoted as saying that Mary Anne Thompson, the former head of the Immigration Service, got off lightly for falsely claiming to hold a doctorate from the London School of Economics – she was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $10,000.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Getty Images
Reference: 56088510
Photograph by Ross Land

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - Fraud', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31187/john-davy-fraudster (accessed 30 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold