26 Jul 2013

Woman admits part in ad scam

7:36 pm on 26 July 2013

A woman has pleaded guilty over an advertising scam that made over $1 million.

The Serious Fraud Office investigated the case with other agencies including police and the Commerce Commission.

Terran Elizabeth Dow pleaded guilty at the Wellington District Court on Friday to five charges under the Crimes Act.

The 47-year-old was accused of being involved in a scam that sold advertising in magazines that were never printed. The SFO said this generated about 1.6 million from 2008 to 2012.

Another person has yet to plead, while three others are to stand trial.

Dow will be sentenced later this year. The charges carry penalties of at least 10 years' jail.