Burswood man charged in relation to scam

A 29-year-old Burswood man appeared in Auckland District Court this afternoon on a charge of obtaining by deception.

It is alleged the man impersonated an immigration officer and demanded cash from a couple who believed he was assisting with their immigration application.

Police said in a statement this afternoon that over the course of several months, it is alleged the man received nearly $100,000 from the couple.

The man has been remanded in custody and will appear in court again on June 26.