She's known as the woman who owned the upmarket Grey Lynn apartment that became home to the Mongrel Mob.

But she was also causing havoc in Northland; a farm worker is kicking himself for entrusting his inheritance to a new neighbour whose mini-skirts and Mercedes Benz turned heads in the back blocks of Kaiwaka.

Phil Taylor reports on the disastrous dealings of Jing Xia.

"I'm broke-arsed, mate. Excuse the term, but that's the way it is," says farm worker Pete "Cowboy" Hammon of his parlous financial state.

An inheritance from his late parents - the only solid chunk of

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