Receipt of misappropriated funds and sending offshore

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From: Steve Spijkerman

Dear New Zealand Police,

We believe that the suspect Basil Oneil Grace has pleaded guilty to the offence and his trial date has now been set for June 2020.

We request under the official information act all records / including telecons / direct dialogue relating to case number 180301 / 3659 in order to seek reimbursement of the monies via the banks involved and those personnel whom Grace paid other than the 40 k and 30k payments made offshore.

Said monies paid to individuals especially next of kin will be sought through the courts given your records will state that they were unaware that the funds were misappropriated and reflect the reasons why.

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

Steve Spijkerman

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From: BRIDEN, Sharon
New Zealand Police


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20 April 2020

 

 

Dear Steve

 

 

Request for information

 

Thank you for your request dated 14/04/2020 requesting information on file
180301/3659.  You requested:

 

 1. We believe that the suspect Basil Oneil Grace has pleaded guilty to
the offence and his trial date has now been set for June 2020.

We request under the official information act all records / including
telecons / direct dialogue  relating to  case number 180301 / 3659 in
order to seek reimbursement of the monies via the banks involved and those
personnel whom Grace paid other than the 40 k and 30k payments made
offshore.

Said monies paid to individuals especially next of kin will be sought
through the courts given your records will state that they were unaware
that the funds were misappropriated and reflect the reasons why.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the Official
Information Act 1982.  We are unable to provide the requested information
for the following reasons:

 

o This matter is still before the court.

·         Section 6 (c) The information would be likely to prejudice the
maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation and
detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial.

 

 

If you have any questions, you may contact [1][email address] .

 

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision if you are
not satisfied with Police’s response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sharon

 

   

 

Sharon Briden

File Support Officer

Waitemata District

Service Delivery

 

P  09 839 0637(Ext 97037)

E  [2][email address]

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From: Steve Spijkerman

Dear BRIDEN, Sharon,

Many thanks for the reply.

Really need the information in relation to whether kiwbank have fulfilled their obligations under the AMl and info on when the funds actually went out of the kiwibank account offshore so I can ascertain as to whether ASB could have stopped the transaction occuring.
Also whether the intl transfers were done by online or in person means. This is crucial in deteriming accountability also of Kiwibank
This is so I can finally see whether there is accountability or not and move on after 2 and a half years

Yours sincerely,

Steve Spijkerman

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From: BRIDEN, Sharon
New Zealand Police

Good evening Steve,

Unfortunately that is information I am unable to release at this time. You could try contacting ANZ

Regards

Sharon

Sharon Briden
File Support Officer
Waitemata District
Service Delivery

P  09 839 0637(Ext 97037)
E  [email address]

 
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From: Steve Spijkerman

Dear BRIDEN, Sharon,

CAn you now forward the information I requested in relation to the fraud we were exposed to.

Mr Grace was found guilty of the fraud and sentenced to 300 hours community work.

We now again request under the official information act and responses form the police of the following :

1 Court records of the case including police records into the investigations carried out on grace and the associates which appear on the bank statements as receiving funds.
2 On receipt of the stolen funds how police viewed this and why wernt prosocutaions brought against these recipiants with a view to having these stolen funds paid back to Spijkerman.
3 How it is that Kiwibank have been deemed to have fulfilled the requirements of the AML act by not issuing a SAR to police whereby a sickness benificiary is allowed to receive apporx 80 k spend 10k very quickly and send 3 international transfers over the counter x 1 to Australia and x 2 to china which the banks have openly admitted have very laxed AML reporting and futhermore as a result of this what steps and checks and balances were undertaken.

REgards

Steve Spijkerman

Yours sincerely,

Steve Spijkerman

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From: BRIDEN, Sharon
New Zealand Police

I am no longer working for NZ Police and this email is no longer in use.
Please re-direct this message to another contact within my workgroup.

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From: Steve Spijkerman

Dear New Zealand Police,

THis is a copy of the email I sent to Sharon Briden.

Ms Briden is in the Waitamat office. When I wrote to NZ police around the 4th of April this year Ms Briden advised that the case was still being herd and hence I was unable to have the information sent to me and / or answers to my Questions.

Given Grace has bee sentenced I now request information to be provided and answers to my questions.

We have been fighitng this case with the banks for almost 3 years now and over this time banks globally especially in england have finally been pressured into accepting their roles in bank fraud and the duty of care they have to their clients given it is their systems that are being used as a conduit to funnel funds illegally.
Can you now forward the information I requested in relation to the fraud we were exposed to.

Mr Grace was found guilty of the fraud and sentenced to 300 hours community work.

We now again request under the official information act and responses form the police of the following :

1 Court records of the case including police records into the investigations carried out on grace and the associates which appear on the bank statements as receiving funds.
2 On receipt of the stolen funds how police viewed this and why wernt prosocutaions brought against these recipiants with a view to having these stolen funds paid back to Spijkerman.
3 How it is that Kiwibank have been deemed to have fulfilled the requirements of the AML act by not issuing a SAR to police whereby a sickness benificiary is allowed to receive apporx 80 k spend 10k very quickly and send 3 international transfers over the counter x 1 to Australia and x 2 to china which the banks have openly admitted have very laxed AML reporting and futhermore as a result of this what steps and checks and balances were undertaken.

REgards

Steve Spijkerman

Yours sincerely,

Yours faithfully,

Steve Spijkerman

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Dear Mr. Spijkerman,

 

We have begun processing your request.

               Your request:

               We now again request under the official information act and
responses form the police of the following :

 

1 Court records of the case including police records into the
investigations carried out on grace and the associates which appear on the
bank statements as receiving funds.

2 On receipt of the stolen funds how police viewed this and why went
prosecutions brought against these recipients with a view to having these
stolen funds paid back to Spijkerman.

3 How it is that Kiwibank have been deemed to have fulfilled the
requirements of the AML act by not issuing a SAR to police whereby a
sickness beneficiary is allowed to receive approximate 80 k spend 10k very
quickly and send 3 international transfers over the counter x 1 to
Australia and x 2 to china which the banks have openly admitted have very
laxed AML reporting and furthermore as a result of this what steps and
checks and balances were undertaken.

 

In respect to your first (1) point asking for Court records this should be
directed to the Ministry of Justice.

 

Before you receive any of your personal information, we must be satisfied
that we know who you are so that we don’t risk giving information to the
wrong person.

Therefore, please provide:

Therefore, please provide: 

o Two forms of ID must be submitted, one of which must be photographic. 
o You will also need to submit a photo of yourself holding one of
the photo ID's - take a selfie.   

If you cannot provide a photo of yourself holding both forms of ID then
you will need to provide a written referee statement   .   

* The identity referee's written statement should indicate that he or she
has sighted and signed the two forms of ID, compared the photographic
image with the requester, and confirms they appear to be the same person.
The identity referee must provide name and contact details.   
An identity referee must be over 16, not your partner or spouse or related
to you or your extended family, and not live at your address. It is
preferable for the identity referee to have known you for at least 12
months or be a person of standing in the community (e.g. registered
professional, religious or community leader). 

 

If you are unable to submit by this time then unfortunately we will have
to close the request and you will need to resubmit meeting the same
requirements.

If you have any further enquiries please contact
[1][email address]

For further information please follow the
link:  [2]https://forms.police.govt.nz/privacyactr...

Please note that we have 20 working days to process your request but that
if it is incomplete and we must request documents/clarification from you
then the time is paused until we receive a response.

 

Kind regards,

 

Charina Faylona

Information Request Team

Service Delivery, Tamaki Makaurau

P  09 8379503  Ext 97203

E  [3][email address]

 

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From: Steve Spijkerman

Dear FAYLONA, Charina,

I have just sent a photo of my passport and a selfie of me and my passport and a photo of my temporary liscence through the NZ police website . I had my wallet stolen and my liscence was with it. VTNZ said that I should have a new liscence within a week.

I was aware of there being a time limit to submit hence the temporary one

Yours sincerely,

Steve Spijkerman

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From: Steve Spijkerman

Dear FAYLONA, Charina,
I have tried to attach pages 8 - 13 of

NEW ZEALAND POLICE
FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING GUIDELINE 2018

You are possibly well versed in this publication and given the large sum of monies was transfered into Basil Graces account which was inconsistent with his known activities and profile , with the normal business expected for his type of customer ( refer page 10 Identifying suspicious activity ) Kiwibank have failed to abide by the AML guidelines. Reading on ... involves high risk factors ( such as international movement of funds or cash ) not consistent with the normal activity for that customers financial and business profile.

Page 11 - Countires with insufficient AML / CFT systems - Kiwibank and my bank ASB have blatantly brushed this as ide and said well its gone to china so youll be lucky to get that back and on tape a telecon from my ASB fraud rep and the kiwibank fraud rep goin oh well he told us to send it so we did his problem.... total white wash of any experience in identifying suspicious activity... like 2 pimply faced school boys having a chat.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Spijkerman

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