Police laid third shoplifting charge against former Green MP Golriz Ghahraman

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jan 23, 2024 |

Police have laid a third shoplifting charge against former MP Golriz Ghahraman.

In a statement released on Tuesday, police said “police can advise a third charge has been laid as part of a shoplifting investigation subject to public interest.

“The woman previously charged will now face an additional charge of shoplifting, relating to alleged offending at a Wellington retailer on 22 October 2023.

The woman will appear on all three charges in the Auckland District Court on 1 February 2024” the statement read.

The other two charges related to incidents at a Ponsonby retailer that occurred on December 21 and 23.

When Ghahraman quit, she said in a statement: “I have let down a lot of people and I am very sorry.

“It is clear to me that my mental health is being badly affected by the stresses relating to my work.

“This has led me to act in ways that are completely out of character. I am not trying to excuse my actions, but I do want to explain them.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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