4 Apr 2012

Pair charged over door to door art sales

3:01 pm on 4 April 2012

Two foreigners have been arrested in connection with an art scam in Upper Hutt.

Police say a Chilean woman, 33, and an Israeli man, 23, have been charged with obtaining by deception.

They say the woman and man were selling art door- to-door and tricking people into believing the pieces were worth more than they actually are.

Senior Sergeant Brent Murray says the pair appear to be behind a similar scam in Nelson and the public should be wary of similar offers.

The Department of Immigration has been notified of the arrests.