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The broker, the fraud and the $500k in gold bullion

Sam Hurley

New Zealand Herald business journalist

When the facade was pulled away, the 'illusion' of a successful Queen St investment firm was revealed to be a director's 'dishonest, repetitive and premeditated' forgery scheme costing clients millions. Sam Hurley reports.

An Auckland foreign exchange broker forged 80 documents over two years as he desperately tried to keep his deteriorating company afloat.

It left his clients out of pocket for millions of dollars. But the true