Men accused of roofing scam appear in court

A man's mugshot.
Tommy Ward. Photo credit: Supplied/NZ Police

Two men charged over a series of roofing scams in Auckland have appeared in court

Tommy Ward appeared before Judge Ronayne via audio-visual link in the Auckland District Court on Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear in court on June 10.

The 26-year-old is charged with fraud, and using a forged document.

The lawyer for William Donohue, who is also facing charges over the scam, requested a brief adjournment to get instructions for his plea.

Donohue was then remanded in custody until April 4.

The charges relate to using a false document as if it were genuine. These include a false roof care business card and invoice.

Police released photos of Donohue and Ward in February while they were searching for them. The pair were arrested on February 19 and first appeared in court on February 20.

A third man, James Nolan, was arrested at the same time, but left the country on a false passport.



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