Grant Malcolm HERBERT - 21/06/2016


Parole hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Grant Malcolm HERBERT

Hearing: 21 April 2016 At [withheld]  via AVL to Wellington NZPB Office
Members of the Board: 
       Judge Behrens – Panel Convenor
       Mr G Crowley
       Mr A Shaw
Support People: 

1. Grant Herbert is 65.  He has just reached his parole eligibility date on a four year six month sentence for 17 offences of theft involving $2,500,000 and using a forged document as well as seven of giving money to an agent without the consent of the money’s owner.  His sentence end date is 15 April 2019.

2. Mr Herbert apparently made no money out of his offending, apart from a benefit of $60,000 which he obtained, he says, to keep his company afloat.  However, we note that no reparation was ordered by the sentencing Judge.

3. His RoC*RoI is 0.07549 and his classification is minimum.  He has no misconducts.  He has gained cooking qualifications and has much community support.

4. He is not eligible for rehabilitation programmes and is presently living in Internal Self Care.  Despite the length of the sentence, there is no question that Mr Herbert is not an undue risk of re offending between release and sentence end date.

5. Accordingly, he can be released on the usual standard conditions and on the special conditions set out in the parole assessment report, as amended by us to significant include a prohibition against his managing other people’s money while on parole.

6. He can be released on 3 May 2016.  The conditions will operate for two years from his release date.
   (1) Undertake and complete appropriate treatment/counselling to the satisfaction of the Probation Officer and treatment provider. The details of the counselling or treatment to be determined by your Probation Officer.
   (2) To reside at [withheld] and not to move from that address without the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
   (3) You are not to have contact or otherwise associate with any victim of your offending, directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written consent of your Probation Officer.
   (4) Not to engage in any activity whether voluntary or paid which involves the management of other people’s money.



Judge Behrens
Panel Convenor