Timeline: Grant Norman Kings Criminal & Fraud Activities, 1982 – Present Day (Updates pending)

Grant King was convicted on charges of operating a business while bankrupt.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Photo / Dean Purcell


Timeline of Grant Kings Criminal Offending and Fraudulent Actions:

(This list will be updated as new information comes to hand, and all claims may be verified via source contacts via this website. Please email any corrections  / amendments / additions to 24-7@maxnet.co.nz)

11th December 2015: Grant King is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in the Waitakere District Court for running a business (Tern Marine) whilst an undischarged bankrupt. The subsequent NZ Herald article on the case reveals that Grant King had 40 documented previous convictions for similar offences.

September 2015: Grant King is convicted on 6 counts of running a business (Tern Marine) whilst an undischarged bankrupt. Whilst being sentenced in 2012 and Convicted King (on the same DAY of this conviction), received his first payment from Tern Marine.

2014: Sunday Star Times publishes a summary article of the landmark Court Case (King v Taylor), detailing the Auckland District Court victory against Grant Kings attempts to shut this website down.

2014: The Insolvency Office, under the direction of the Official Assignee, secure a High Court date for a public examination of Grant King, in opposition to Grant King being released from his 3rd bankruptcy, this said release being scheduled for October 2013.

2014: Banned from “Trade Me” (for the second time) for conducting illegal trading whilst an opposed, undischarged bankrupt. Posing as “Micheal Wei”, King listed over $52,000 worth of Trident Cycle products and two horse floats on “Trade Me”, in multiple breach of “Trade Me” terms and conditions. All $52,000 worth of product was deleted from the “Trade Me” website, by “Trade Me”. The Official Assignee and the media were duly alerted, as King was (once again) breaching his bankruptcy conditions, and (once again), affirming his ongoing, pathological, and serious risk towards NZ consumers.

2013: Launches “Trident Cycles” at Big Boys Toys Expo in Auckland, Grant Kings fourth illegal business venture, whilst an undischarged (and opposed) bankrupt.

2013: WINZ introduce new “Low Trust Rule” Guidelines for people convicted of Benefit Fraud, specifically targeted to people like Grant King from attempting a repeat of the fraud perpetuated upon the State.

2013: Office of the Official Assignee formally opposes Grant Kings automatic discharge from bankruptcy. A formal investigation into Grant King by the Court is triggered by this decision, and is scheduled for 2014.

2013: Convicted in the Auckland District Court of 6 charges of Benefit Fraud by the Ministry of Social Development. Sentenced to 200 hours Community Service, and ordered to pay back $6800.00 to the MSD.

2013: Investigation by the Official Assignee into “Tern Anchor”, another illegal business being run by Grant King.

2013: “Herald on Sunday issues a “Consumerwatch” warning on Grant King’s impending automatic discharge from bankruptcy in October 2013.

2012: Attempts to defraud “China Red” Takeaways, and “Fays Place” restaurant. Advisories to both businesses by this website sees King fired within the week from both premises.

2012: Rips off a local Helensville family for $400.00 by building a rooster house – without including the roosting perches.

2012: Discovered to be running “Tiger Equine” a horse sales business, whilst a bankrupt. Claims that the business belonged to Hayley Morgan, his 25 year old girlfriend, who King groomed from the age of 14 when Morgan was a neighbour of King and his third wife.

2012: Convicted in the Waitakere District Court of breaching bankruptcy conditions. Sentenced to 262.5 hours of Community Service. Attempts to rip off the local charity at which the Community Service was being served.

2011: Grant King Website launched www.grantnormanking.com

2011: Defrauds $4000.00 from client who paid for a gazebo that was never built.

2011: Defrauds $23,500.00 from client who paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2010: Adjudicated bankrupt for the 3rd time.

2010: Defrauds a horse buyer on Trade Me by selling a broodmare as a show jumping horse for $5000.00 on “Trade Me”.

2010: Embezzles $28,000.00 from employer to invest in Sleepout business.

2010: Defrauds $60,000.00 from two families who each paid $30,000.00 for Sleepouts that were never built.

2010: Defrauds 91-year old pensioner of $5000.00 for building work never completed.

2010: Defrauds Northland family of $48,000.00 paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2010: Defrauds a couple of $10,500 paid as a deposit for a Sleepout that was never built.

2010: Embezzles $30,000.00 from Rocna Anchors, steals Rocna product and on-sells through Trade Me, and causes over $1 million dollars in commercial equity loss via posting false information about the company after he is fired for theft as a servant.

2010: Defrauds Hiab Transport of $1600.00 in unpaid transport fees for Sleepouts.

2009: Defrauds Oikomene Timber Helensville of $14,000.00 worth of building supplies.

2009: Defrauds the ‘Forgotten Felines” Charity of $900.00 by building a cattery enclosure that leaked profusely to the point the charity had to have it rebuilt.

2009: Defrauds $20,000.00 from a local builder who permitted Grant King to use his Trade account. King bought the product, and then disappeared without paying off the account.

2009: Defrauds $15,000.00 from a Wellington client who paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2009: Defrauds $4000.00 from an Auckland client who paid for a Sleepout that was never built.

2009: Defrauds a local Helensville landlord of $10,000.00 in unpaid lease rent.

2009: Defrauds $800.00 from a client who paid for a fence to be built, the work for which was never started.

2009: Defrauds $2000.00 from a client who paid for a roof to be repaired, the work for which was never started.

2007: Defrauds $200,000.00 from boat owner who employed Grant King to renovate his boat. Grant King sinks the boat into the harbour once the family become suspicious that no work has actually been done on the boat.

2007: Defrauds $90,000.00 from the buyer of a Moselle Ave, Henderson business. Grant King grossly misrepresented the turnover and profitability of the business, and it closed down soon after the sale.

2005: Adjudicated bankrupt for the second time.

2005: Inland Revenue Department investigate Grant King for tax evasion. The IRD liquidates his assets, and takes the proceeds as payment towards tax for undeclared income. Much of the investigation occurs via interviewing Grant King from his prison cell.

2004: Convicted of the sexual assault of a minor. Used his own daughter to groom the victim over a period of months prior to committing offences. Attempts to convince the Sensible Sentencing Trust that he has name suppression: no such name suppression is found to exist. Jailed for 12 months.

2004: Defrauds a close friend and business associate of $25,000.00 via the “Pewterworx” business.

2003: Defrauds $10,000.00 from an investor who bought into a “Cheeseboard” business that Grant King had apparently set up – there was no such business. 

2002: Defrauds Waitakere Community Arts Council of money by stealing computer hardware, upon which he was secretly running an online NZ Sex website. The Trust discovered what he was doing, and King stole the equipment, and ran. The Trust did not prosecute Grant King, as they were afraid that their funding would be cut as a result of not conducting due diligence on Grant King – who they had appointed as their President.

2001: Discovered to have defrauded a local car racing club of over $100,000.00 whilst the Treasurer of the organisation.

1997-2003: Trading as “Cybernaught Promotions”, “Triangle Marketing & Advertising”, “Pewterworx”, and “Te Henga Design”, defrauds over 100 investors for $240,000.00 in total, including 2 investors for $70,000.00 each alone.

1991: Adjudicated bankrupt for the first time.

1987-1999: King commits offences under the Crimes Act 1961 and the Securities Act 1978. According to court documents, King placed advertisements in newspapers offering securities to the public without a registered prospectus. Four people invested a total of $100,000, and wealthy American Joseph Simonetta put in NZD $310,000. Incredibly, the NZ Justice Department chose NOT to prosecute King for these offences (the total fraud and debt being $750,000), and offered King a deal whereby if he ceased his illegal advertising for investors in “scam” investment projects, and paid the money back to the investors, no further action would be taken. King took deal, then refused to pay back the money, and was adjudicated bankrupt in 1991 as a result.

1985: Attempted to defraud an Insurance company by committing arson on his own property, and then claiming for the subsequent damage. The Insurance company won the case, and Grant King was left with a burnt out building of his own making.

1982: King Jailed for 6 months on 4 charges of receiving stolen vehicles. King was a self-employed panel-beater and car painter in Otahuhu, and received a number of stolen vehicles though his workshop, grinding the engine and chassis numbers from the vehicles, and then repainting them.

82 thoughts on “Timeline: Grant Norman Kings Criminal & Fraud Activities, 1982 – Present Day (Updates pending)

  1. down with the king

    Now where did the money go ?

    How does the network get access to his bank accounts and statements or which govt department has the power to contact the banks and get access ?

    Maybe the SIS after all he is a social terrorist ?

  2. Steve Taylor Post author

    Hi there,

    The MSD have conducted a full forensic financial investigation into Grant King in line with their recent prosecution of him, and the MBIE have the opportunity to access this information on behalf of secured creditors registered with the Official Assignee. Please email me at 24-7@maxnet.co.nz if you would like the name of the MSD contact?

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  4. Pingback: Trade Me FINALLY sees the light, suspends Grant Kings “Cycles2u” membership, and removes all 64 product listings totalling over $52,000 from Trade Me. | Grant Norman King

  5. Pingback: “Cycles2u” the latest “Trade Me” business scam being operated by Grant Norman King (and despite being given the evidence, Trade Me confirms a “do nothing” response, and throws future fraud victims under the bus). | Gran

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  7. Pingback: Why is Burnsco Marine stocking the product of a convicted sex offender, convicted fraudster, and current bankrupt? | Grant Norman King

  8. Pingback: Trident Cycles and the Grant King website scam. | Grant Norman King

  9. Pingback: Grant King reduced to driving around in his girlfriends beaten-up Isuzu, whilst Tern Anchor & Trident Cycles remains firmly closed for business. | Grant Norman King

  10. Pingback: Conversation with a Community: The Helensville Community Facebook Page. | Grant Norman King

  11. Pingback: “Trident Cycles” the latest business incantation for Grant Norman King, current bankrupt. | Grant Norman King

  12. Pingback: Grant Norman King is now going after this website, and denies many of his frauds in a Court Affidavit claim to close this site down via a Restraining Order. | Grant Norman King

  13. Pingback: How to file your affidavit in support of my Notice of Defence against Grant King (a.k.a. “Sunlight time”) | Grant Norman King

  14. Pingback: Bike Festivals around the country beware: Grant King is heading your way (a.k.a the “Tour-De-Fraud” Roadshow). | Grant Norman King

  15. Pingback: Fraud victims of Grant King can give testimony against Grant King at my Notice of Defence. | Grant Norman King

  16. Pingback: Grant King & Trident Cycles BANNED from MTB Rotorua Bike Festival & Trade Show being held this week. | Grant Norman King

  17. Pingback: Trade Me re-list Trident Cycles under false account name, despite Consumer advisory warning. | Grant Norman King

  18. Pingback: King v Taylor (& Others), Notice of Defence Hearing, Wednesday 12th March, 10am, Auckland District Court, Albert St, Auckland (with Media interest growing). | Grant Norman King

  19. Pingback: The Trident Cycles Sales process on Trade Me (and why it is so risky for the Consumer). | Grant Norman King

  20. Pingback: Trident Cycles have sold just 1 bike on Trade Me in the past month, for $210.50. | Grant Norman King

  21. Pingback: Grant King & Trident Cycles scheduled to appear at “Big Boys Toys” Expo in November 2014. | Grant Norman King

  22. Pingback: What is Grant Norman King doing hanging around in the pits of Western Springs Speedway, and are Western Springs Speedway aware of what Grant King did to the last Speedway organisation he was a part of? | Grant Norman King

  23. Pingback: Evidential affidavits now recieved – and so much for Grant Kings “No fraud occurred”. | Grant Norman King

  24. Pingback: Round 1 to us! District Court Judge orders a 1/2 day Formal Hearing, and invites any and all victims of Grant King to submit independent affidavits against Grant King to the Auckland District Court by 01/4/14. | Grant Norman King

  25. Pingback: Trident Cycles increase turnover in March….to an average of $146.00 a day :( | Grant Norman King

  26. Pingback: Grant King is now trying to gain access to this website – see the screenshot below. | Grant Norman King

  27. Pingback: King v Taylor District Court Notice of Hearing announced. | Grant Norman King

  28. Pingback: Details of Official Assignee Hearing opposing Grant Kings release from bankruptcy announced (and call for evidence from victims). | Grant Norman King

  29. Pingback: Insolvency Office advisory to creditors of Grant King in current bankruptcy proceedings – make an application for claim before the Auckland High Court Hearing on the 26th and 27th May 2014. | Grant Norman King

  30. Pingback: WE WON! District Court Judgment upholds “Lawful Purpose and Public Interest” Defence for the existence of this website. | Grant Norman King

  31. Pingback: Upcoming High Court Official Assignee Case against Grant King reveals fraud victim # 71. | Grant Norman King

  32. Pingback: A case study into the mind and motivation of a serial fraudster – with some amazing parallels to Grant Norman King. | Grant Norman King

  33. Pingback: This guy rips off 12 people for $27,000 over 4 years, pays back $26,000, and still gets 3 years jail – Grant King rips off 71 people for nearly $3 million over 32 years, pays back none of it, and gets Community Service? | Grant Norman King

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  35. Pingback: Does anyone know who the owners are of 1226 State Highway 16, Waimauku, or the surrounding properties? | Grant Norman King

  36. Pingback: Barry Hansen: 4.5 year jail term for $400,000 fraud (Southland) | Grant Norman King

  37. Pingback: Auckland University Law School to use “King vs Taylor” as Media and Tort Law Case Study. | Grant Norman King

  38. Pingback: Grant King sniffing around Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre, and young women, again. | Grant Norman King

  39. Pingback: Grant Kings new residential address confirmed as 1/1218 State Highway 16, Waimauku. | Grant Norman King

  40. Pingback: Updated photo of Grant King (2014) | Grant Norman King

  41. Pingback: “Victim fights back” Sunday Star Times article on Auckland District Court, King vs Taylor | Grant Norman King

  42. Pingback: “Paedophile Paradise” (a.k.a. Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre) up for sale. | Grant Norman King

  43. Pingback: Grant King in the High Court today and tomorrow (26th & 26th May 2014) – Official Assignee Public Examination. | Grant Norman King

  44. Pingback: “Paedophile Paradise” Woodhill Sands dump Trident Cycles and Grant King as prize sponsor for equestrian event. | Grant Norman King

  45. Pingback: Grant King sniffing around young Kaipara College female students and Local Riding Schools results in yet another referral to CYF. | Grant Norman King

  46. Pingback: Who are Vicky, Dave, & Krystal Gurnett in Te Pua School Rd, Helensville, and what is their connection to Grant Norman King? | Grant Norman King

  47. Pingback: Hilarious: Chinese business partners of Grant King trying to buy up international domain names that have “Grant King” in the web address. | Grant Norman King

  48. Pingback: Guess that’s the end of Grant King, Trident Cycles, or Tern Anchor trying to join the North West District Business Association then…………………………. | Grant Norman King

  49. Pingback: Media summary on Grant Norman King, since this Consumer Advocacy website was launched: | Grant Norman King

  50. Pingback: Has “Grant King” become “Grant Good” in the local Helensville area? | Grant Norman King

  51. Pingback: Breaking News: Grant King facing more charges in Court! | Grant Norman King

  52. Pingback: “No Cowboys” seem content to host a Cowboy, despite being warned. | Grant Norman King

  53. Pingback: Amy Christy from Helensville – come on down! | Grant Norman King

  54. Pingback: If you are a Consumer, Statutory Organisation, Business, or other interested party who has been directed to this site as a result of Grant Norman King – please read on. | Grant Norman King

  55. Pingback: Gotcha! (Again). | Grant Norman King

  56. Pingback: Memo to Trident Cycles in China: do an urgent stocktake reconciliation of your product in NZ, as it appears your NZ Manager, Mr Grant Norman King, has been skimming off the top. | Grant Norman King

  57. Pingback: Trident Cycles starts to rack up the fraud victims: “Leviponyboy” Trade Me account is Grant Norman King – and Trade Me knows it. | Grant Norman King

  58. Pingback: Grant King fired from Tern Anchor & Trident Cycles – story pending. | Grant Norman King

  59. Pingback: Could this spell the end of Tern Marine NZ? NZ companies must have at least one Director-in residence by October 2015. | Grant Norman King

  60. Pingback: Auckland Council confirm investigation into Grant King living as a resident in a non-residential zoned property at 103 Mill Rd, Helensville. | Grant Norman King

  61. Pingback: Grant King now selling awnings, and leaves his State Highway 16 property in a mess. | Grant Norman King

  62. Pingback: “Levi Ponyboy” Grant Norman King L.O.S.I.N.G I.T. big time. | Grant Norman King

  63. Pingback: “Levi Ponyboy” Grant King pleads with Victim # 72 to have these posts taken down – “No” is the response. | Grant Norman King

  64. Pingback: Trident Cycles: How many others are out there who have paid Grant “Levi Ponyboy” King money for a Trident product, who have yet to receive their goods? | Grant Norman King

  65. Pingback: Chinese investors in Tern Anchors & Trident Cycles now in full blown panic mode: they are trying to register this domain name in China to head off the upcoming Chinese media releases. | Grant Norman King

  66. Pingback: The NZ Justice system could have nailed King for a $750,000 fraud back in 1987 – 1991: Instead………they let him go. | Grant Norman King

  67. Pingback: Sensible Sentencing Trust Update on Grant King Offender Database Profile 2015. | Grant Norman King

  68. Pingback: Why is Grant “Ponyboy” King fiddling with cars at 103 Mill Rd, Helensville? | Grant Norman King

  69. Pingback: GOTCHA! Grant Norman King sentenced to 18 months Jail in Waitakere District Court this afternoon for (again) running a business whilst a bankrupt. | Grant Norman King

  70. Pingback: Grant King is now in prison – but where has he stored the companies products? | Grant Norman King

  71. Pingback: Insolvency Officer contact details if you have information pertaining to Grant King. | Grant Norman King

  72. Pingback: Can someone, anyone, please explain to me why Grant “Paedophile” King has been providing “care-giving assistance” to vulnerable young women in the Helensville / Parakai area, and why the Helensville A & P Showgrounds and the H

  73. Pingback: Buyer Beware regarding Trident Cycles Landlord Caleb Jacksons “dump and run” sale at 103 Mill Rd, Helensville. | Grant Norman King

  74. Pingback: Grant King reportedly now in Waihi. | Grant Norman King

  75. Pingback: Beware Helensville – Grant King has been released back into your community (with an ankle bracelet). | Grant Norman King

  76. Pingback: A message to Grant King from the Morgan Family: Stay gone. | Grant Norman King

  77. Pingback: What is the connection (if any) between Grant King, and Whangamata? | Grant Norman King

  78. Pingback: Sensible Sentencing Trust file on Grant Norman King (currently being updated) | Grant Norman King

  79. Pingback: Multiple minors groomed by Grant King for sex, 1 minor tied to a bed by Grant King when she tried to leave, yet Helensville Police say “it’s a civil matter” | Grant Norman King

  80. Pingback: Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) about to “go live” on Grant “cry-baby” Kings sexual offences against a minor. | Grant Norman King

  81. Pingback: Sensible Sentencing Trust Offenders Database “Go Live” on Grant Norman Kings sexual offences against a minor. | Grant Norman King

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