No Shame, Ctd

Some people have no shame:

A live-in caregiver who stole $35,510 from her widowed Napier employer accepted a $2500 severance payment and dinner with her victim’s family when she resigned in April, knowing the game was almost up.

The trusting and rewarding generosity of Valerie Deakin and family was revealed on Friday by her daughter-in-law, Rachel Deakin, after a judge in Napier District Court sentenced 64-year-old Kay Frances Coull to nine months’ community detention, and ordered minimum reparation of $25 a week.

At that rate, 87-year-old Mrs Deakin will be a centenarian before the debt is paid in full.

Rachel Deakin said the breach of trust by a woman who had worked for her mother-in-law for almost five years before the year-long spate of 88 bank card thefts was discovered, was “pretty gutting” to all of the family.

What is more shameful is the lenient and gutless way the court has dealt with punishment and reparations.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.