Grant Norman King

I blogged in May 2014 on a fraudster who was trying to get a website about him removed under the Harrassment Act.

An update on him in the Herald:

Three times bankrupt, Grant Norman King stood in the dock in Waitakere District Court where he was sentenced to 262 hours of community work.

It was July 30, 2012, and he had admitted charges of violating the terms of that bankruptcy after ripping off a west Auckland man over a $23,500 sleep out that was never built. ..

The convictions were added to the 60-year-old’s 40 previous convictions, many of which were for similarly fraudulent behaviour.

Judge Glubb said the fact the offending took place before and after sentencing on other matters showed particular audacity on King’s part.

“You were given 262 hours’ community work at that time and you brazenly re-engaged in the management of another business and further offended in the same way, albeit it escalated.”

King was jailed for 18 months despite arguing for home detention.

Sadly I don’t think we have seen the last of him.

King made headlines in 2012 when the Herald revealed he took $23,500, a 75-per-cent deposit for a sleep out, from Steve Taylor.

The work was never done.

Since then, Mr Taylor had set up a blog designed to warn others of the fraudster’s activity.

The blog is at

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