NZ: Teen hacks up to $260,000

Police estimate a Gisborne teenager’s internet banking fraud could now have a tally as high as $260,000. Jake Kyle Hall, 19, yesterday pleaded guilty in Gisborne District Court to about 95 more fraud charges.

He had already pleaded guilty last December to about 80 charges, with a total of his unlawful takings estimated at that time to be about $70,000.

Judge Warren Cathcart further remanded him in custody for sentence on July 4.


Charging documents describe the offending as Hall having directly accessed computer systems to get bank or credit card details and thereby dishonestly obtaining a pecuniary advantage.

His crimes affected numerous customers at a variety of banks. Most of the customers were targeted several times, with Hall taking several thousand dollars in total from them.

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