4 Jun 2009

Former Immigration boss makes court appearance

8:01 pm on 4 June 2009

Former Immigration Service boss Mary Ann Thompson is to reappear in court next month over fraud charges.

A pre-depositions hearing was held in Wellington District Court on Thursday for Ms Thompson, who faces three fraud charges relating to her curriculum vitae.

Two charges relate to her using her resume for the purpose of obtaining a pecuniary advantage in November 1989 and November 1998.

A third charge relating to April 2004 accuses Ms Thompson of attempting to dishonestly use a curriculum vitae with intent to obtain a pecuniary advantage.

Ms Thompson resigned from her position at the Immigration Service after being accused of a conflict of interest regarding the immigration status of members of her extended family.

Ms Thompson will next appear in court on 27 July.