Former Auckland real estate agent sentenced for drug crime and vehicle ruse


PHOTO:  Former real estate agent Samuel Clough leaving the Auckland District Court after an earlier appearance. Photo / Dean Purcell.

A former Ponsonby real estate agent has been sentenced to community detention after scamming a man out of $12,000 with a bogus TradeMe sale.

Samuel James Clough was sentenced in the Auckland District Court today by Judge Philippa Cunningham to 11 months’ community detention and a year’s supervision.

She also ordered him to pay $12,000 and $1334 in reparation, and suspended him from driving for 12 months.

On July 24 last year Clough pleaded guilty to obtaining by deception, driving while disqualified and breaching his bail.


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