8 Apr 2016

Ex-media agency head has home detention overturned

5:11 pm on 8 April 2016

A former media agency director who was found guilty of fraud charges has had her sentence of home detention overturned.

Glenda Mary Wynyard was originally sentenced to eight months' home detention in March last year on 11 charges, including redirecting payments to repay debts, presenting cheques she knew would bounce and providing false information.

She is the former director and owner of The Media Counsel, a media placement agency.

Seven of those convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal late last year.

In a decision today, the Court of Appeal quashed the sentence of home detention for the remaining four charges and fined Wynyard $10,000.

The court ordered she remain on bail and hand in her passport until the fine was paid.