Disgraced Moselen quits community board
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 1:13p.m.
By Lloyd Burr
Disgraced former Otaki RSA president Donald Moselen has resigned from his local community board after being convicted of obtaining money from the RSA by deception.
His latest conviction is one of a long list of crimes dating back to 1958 which include numerous counts of theft and misappropriating funds from organisations.
The latest round of sentencing left him with no choice but to walk away from his eight-year tenure on the Otaki Community Board.
He was in court two months ago where he was sentenced for wearing three war medals he wasn’t entitled to at a number of ANZAC Day ceremonies.
Yesterday, he was sentenced for stealing money from the RSA to have those medals properly mounted.
Not long after that sentencing, he handed in his resignation to the Kapiti Coast District Council for his role on the community board.
Moselen has been a member of the board since 2004 with stints as chairman and deputy chairman.
But his criminal activity started decades beforehand, with court records showing theft and fund misappropriation from a number of organisations he was involved with.
His convictions for those crimes included a stint in prison.
Donald Moselen’s history of offending includes:
1974 – Over a period of a year, he stole $1607.75 from the Wellington Branch of the United Nations Association.
1975 – He stole a cheque worth $2100 from the Titahi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.
1990 – He stole a cheque worth $15000 from promotions company Manhattan Marketing which was payable to the Wellington Rugby Football Union.
1991 – He stole a cheque worth $17746.44 from the Wellington Rugby Football Union which was payable to the Wellington Rugby Referees’ Association.
2007 – He wore three Vietnam medals he wasn’t entitled to at ANZAC Day ceremonies over four years and stole $63.20 from the RSA to mount those medals.
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