Another registered teacher bites the dust…this one was preying on other teachers

The Labour party opposes charter schools mainly because there isn’t a requirement for all teachers to be registered at charter schools.

Every week though there are teachers before the courts.

A teacher from a top Auckland school who used the identity of a kiwi missing in the Australian outback to scam banks out of more than $67,000 will have to pay all the money back.

Auckland Grammar School economics, accounting and business studies teacher Rafe Callum Fannin, 36, also took two of his colleagues’ driving licences to fraudulently set up bank accounts in fake names.

Between September 2014 and June this year, Fannin swindled $67,408 from banks and finance companies and gambled it all away. 

His lawyer Luke Wilson suggested a reparation figure of more than $6000 would be appropriate considering he was jobless but Judge David Harvey ordered the entire amount be repaid.

“This was by no means accidental. It was calculated, well thought out and contained a significant amount of premeditation,” he said.

The judge also sentenced Fannin to nine months home detention.

My old mate Judge Harvey was clearly having none of the excuse making, but he did only sentence him to Home D.


– NZ Herald

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