Gerald Shirtcliff's web of lies
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 7:00p.m.
Gerald Shirtcliff built a successful and prosperous career based on a stolen identity and a web of lies.
For 41 years he got away with it, then the February earthquake hit Christchurch, and everything changed.
First we learnt that the man who oversaw the construction of the doomed CTV building had been convicted of serious fraud. Then we discovered he'd faked his engineering degree, and was living in Australia under an assumed name.
But just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, more accusations, this time involving a fake pilot's licence.
Tristram Clayton went to Christchurch to find out more.
Watch the video to see his report.
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3/03/2013 12:48:39 p.m.
Paul Kavanagh wrote:
This conman should be locked up for the rest of his life and stripped of all family assets.
10/10/2012 8:58:07 p.m.
Gerald Shirtcliff has obviously committed fraud on a grande scale. The question is why hasn't he been charged or are his actions not against the law?
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