Close Up ran a story tonight about a fraudster named Ashley Palmer and how he is taking deposits from the elderly and others to build portable kitchens and granny flats but then not actually building them anything. From these two he, or more's the point his company Envirotech Industries Limited, gobbled up about $60,000.00. They interviewed Palmer who supplied some bullshit and then proceeded to try and leave the interview when his victims turned up.
He has many convictions for fraud the story told us.
Well Gooner has discovered where some of the victims' hard-earned money went. Back to TVNZ through advertising spending.
You see during the ad break of Close Up there was an ad for a company called, um, er Envirotech Industries Limited, and they were advertising, um er portable kitchens and granny flats.
Not sure what a 30 second slot on Close Up costs but I bet it ain't cheap.
Probably around $60K I reckon.
UPDATE: A search at the Companies Office reveals a Graham Ashley Palmer is the sole director of Envirotech.