At a hearing held on the 6th day of March 2000, the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand heard a charge against a member relating to a conviction for false pretences.
The member did not appear before the Disciplinary Tribunal but pleaded guilty to the charge.
The member had pleaded guilty and been convicted of offences relating to taking $27,833.67 from a former employer. The member had made full restitution.
After receiving evidence and hearing submissions on behalf of the Professional Conduct Committee, the Disciplinary Tribunal found the member:
(a) Guilty of acts discreditable to a chartered accountant.
(b) Guilty of unprofessional conduct.
The tribunal ordered that:
? Pursuant to Rule 21.31 of the institute's rules, the member be removed from the Register of Members of the Institute.
? Pursuant to Rule 21.33 of the institute's rules, the member pay to the institute the sum of $1,298.35 in respect of costs.
? Pursuant to Rule 21.35 of the institute's rules, the decision of the institute be published in the Chartered Accountants Journal and the New Zealand Gazette with no mention of the member's name or locality.