Second group of men accused of roof scams appear in court

A broken roof.
A broken roof. Photo credit: Newshub.

Two men have appeared in court over charges relating to alleged roof scams.

James Doyle, 29, and James Quinn, 58, appeared in court on Thursday morning after being arrested in Christchurch on Monday.

Doyle is charged with giving his passport to James Nolan, knowing that he would use it to evade customs and leave New Zealand.

Nolan was also facing charges for alleged roofing scams, but fled the country earlier in 2019.

Quinn was charged with obtaining a document by deception and using forged documents.

Doyle was remanded without plea until April 11. Quinn's bail was declined due to police concerns he would flee.