2 Apr 2017

Growth in unpaid court-ordered reparations

7:13 pm on 2 April 2017

The amount of unpaid court-ordered reparations is climbing.

In the period from July to February, the unpaid amount of reparations was more than $122 million.

That was higher than for the whole of the previous year.

The amount has climbed steadily every year for the past five years.

The largest amount owed by one person is $567,000 - and they have paid just $3000.

The person, who has not been named, was convicted on seven charges of causing loss by deception in 2014.

There are two other people who owe more than $500,000.

One person convicted last November of obtaining by deception and ordered to pay $357,000 in reparations, has yet to pay any of it back.

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs