Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oz Ponzi scammers get stiff sentence

A lifestyle blogger and her boyfriend have been sentenced to more than seven years in jail for running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Darwin's Aimee Ploi Pitman, 27, and Colin Voeuk, 32, will only be eligible for parole after four years. They stole more than $ 1.7m. The fact they kept the scheme going for four years worked against them. Voeuk's lawyer said his client's "upbringing in poverty" was the cause.

Police alleged as part of the scam Pitman conned at least $300,000 from her own father.