Kiwi conman's dance video

By Chloe Johnson

A peculiar video appears to have emerged of a notorious conman - dancing to trance music alone in a room.

Michael Helsby-Knight, 54, appeared in the Auckland District Court this week where he faced more than 100 counts of obtaining by deception.

Helsby-Knight was arrested in Thailand six weeks ago and extradited to Auckland.

It is alleged he ripped off more than 100 victims out of a total of $147,000 by taking off with deposits for electrical goods.

The video recently appeared on an Australian news site, showing Helsby-Knight dancing alone.

Dressed in cream pants and a matching hat, a tight black T-shirt and black sunglasses, he thrusts his hips and swings his arms in a circular motion to drum and bass music. He maintains a large grin throughout the video but does not speak.

It is not known where the video was filmed or who posted it online but a similar image is used on Helsby-Knight's Facebook profile.

Helsby-Knight was declined legal aid this week and remanded in custody until January.

- Herald on Sunday

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