A couple has been left stranded after allegedly being swindled out of hundred of thousands of dollars in what is thought to be a significant Ponzi scheme.
John Docherty and his wife, Sue Evans, were on the eve of building a new home for their retirement years, but now fear they have lost $650,000.
They say the tears have dried, but are left wondering where to turn while regulators remain publicly tight-lipped on the situation.
In early July, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Markets Authority (FMA) said they were investigating Paul Clifford Hibbs and his company, Hansa.
Mapua, near Nelson, where John Docherty and his wife were weeks away from building a new home.
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