Computer South Ltd is well overdue in its obligation to file its 2010 Annual Return that was due in April 2010. The Companies Office website (www.companies.govt.nz) carries a warning to the company stating:
“This company is now overdue in its obligation to file an annual return. If the annual return is not filed immediately the Registrar will initiate action to remove the company from the register.”
The Companies Office website document records show that it is directed by a Mr Peter Bruce Ibbotson, a plumber and long-term friend of convicted fraudster Michael Andrew Swann, who was appointed in 1997. All the Annual Returns for the company from 2003 to 2009 were filed on line by female employees of Checketts McKay (Wanaka). The 2001 and 2002 returns were filed by “Solicitors, Checketts McKay (Wanaka)”. One of its principals Iain Grant Fyfe held 33% of the company’s shares from March 1997 to 14 September 2006 and then 50% until 22 September 2006 when they were all transferred to Ibbotson.
The bank account of Computer South Ltd was where much of the $15.2 million Michael Swann defrauded from the Otago District Health Board, was deposited from 2000 to 2006. [Read more…]