Face of the Day

Some people are beneath contempt:

A Nelson woman has been jailed for two years and three months for fleecing a vulnerable woman with Alzheimer’s of $28,452.

Brenda Schwass-Arnold was yesterday sentenced in the Nelson District Court after pleading guilty to 203 charges of using the woman’s bank card to clean out her accounts.

The woman Joyce Cherry, had Alzheimer’s, was unable to communicate and had impaired comprehension when Schwass-Arnold, who was in a relationship with her son Neill Cherry, took the money. Police withdrew a further 100 charges last year after Schwass-Arnold entered guilty pleas last year.

Schwass-Arnold started looking after Mrs Cherry and became familiar with her bank account details and passwords. In July 2010 she started taking money out of the savings account she initially withdrew money at ATMs in Motueka, but also in Havelock, Picton, Blenheim, Nelson, Richmond and Stoke.

Schwass-Arnold has a history of defrauding vulnerable people.


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  • Whafe

    A decent pair of bye bye arms on the dishonest, fraudulent jail bound crim.

  • Troy

    And the ugly bitch only got 2 years?  Dikes will be happy I guess.

    •  spelling – dykes – just sayin’….

      • Greg M

         I thought that’s what Dutchmen stick therir finger into…

      •  Sorry Greg thats not gonna get an answer from me – whaleoil’s blog….

  • Cadwallader

    I bet the money went down the pokies! It is hard to imagine even the ugliest old dike wanting to deal to this piece of shit.

  • Grandstream

    Are you sure this isn’t a photo of a maritime union supporter being dragged away from the picket line ?

    • Pete George

       Wrong colour teeshirt.

  • Gazzaw

    Two years three months for 203 charges? What a joke. More likely to be out in twelve months, Any restitution?

  • NotLen

    Looks like she spent most of the money on pies.

    • Hoha

      My thoughts exactly

  • Phar Lap

    I thought i was wonder woman in drag,or better still dragged out.Just like “Loosey” Lawless .

  • Hey Cam – you should have a caption contest on this one – some of these are good.

  • Blair Mulholland

    I hope the ape creature gets beaten to a pulp on the inside.

  • Morale_Crusader

    She needs our love and support guys.  At Destiny Church we are there to support, she needs guidance from our Lord, not to be locked up again.  She shouldn’t have to spend a day in jail.  At Destiny Church the lord can also help those with mental health problems.  It certainly sounds as if the ‘victim’ here should have really been in a safe place away from society.

    • politically unstable

       you are correct – she is now on her way to a safe place away from society.

    • wannano

       You little shit stirrer you M-C… I like your style.

      By the way you should probably be named Moral Crusader, as the morale on this site is usually pretty upbeat.

    • ConwayCaptain

      Guidance to pay Tythes and Give presents to Bishop so he can go for a cruise on the QM2 and buy more flash suits and bling for the missus.