Real estate agent who sent faeces in post loses appeal

6:08 pm on 10 August 2017

A former Auckland real estate agent has lost his appeal to revoke his license after he sent faeces, condoms and soiled sanitary pads in the mail to a former employer and its lawyer.

Grant Tucker

Grant Tucker Photo: SUPPLIED

In 2015 Grant Tucker was fined and discharged without conviction at Auckland District Court over sending faeces in the mail to his former employer Custom Residential's director, John Wills, and its lawyer David Beard.

The Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal found Mr Tucker guilty of acting "disgracefully" and he had his license cancelled earlier this year.

The year prior, he'd had a falling out with Custom Residential and left an offensive phone message on Mr Wills' phone and sent derogatory emails to employees.

Mr Tucker's lawyer Nikki Pender appealed the decision, questioning whether he was the person who sent the four packages of faeces, soiled sanitary pads and condoms.

Ms Pender said if he did not, Mr Tucker's license should not have been cancelled, however in a judgment released today Justice Katz dismissed the appeal.

There was ample evidence Mr Tucker did send the packages, the judge said, and the Tribunal was correct to cancel Mr Tucker's license.

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