Alessandra Frigero-Briones, 33, of Chile, and Eliyahu Daniel Shafir, 23, of Israel, appeared at Upper Hutt District Court this afternoon charged with two counts each of obtaining by deception on April 2. The amount totalled $750.
Both were to surrender their passports to the court and cannot apply for any new passports or travel documents. Frigero-Briones and Shafir both entered no plea and will appear again on April 18.
Police said earlier that three alleged scammers in the Silverstream area were attempting to sell artwork door-to-door and were leading buyers to believe the works were worth much more than they were.
Boy does THAT sound familiar!