Letter from Jane Hartwig Senior Investigation Officer for the Ombudsman of the Northern Territory regarding Complaint against Senior Constable Westra van Holthe and Mr Michael Rowley and sale of Toyota Troop Carrier dated 14 February 2004
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4. 4. February 2003 S/Constable Westra Van Holthe decides to try and on-sell the vehicle for a profit at Lajamanu. 5. 2 March 2003 S/Constable Westra Van Hoithe delivers the vehicle to Brevet Sergeant Wenn at Lajamanu Police Station with instructions to sell the vehicle on his behalf. 6. 4 March 2003 Mr Michael Rockman offers to purchase the vehicle. Mr Rockman is provided with a copy of a registration form so that he can arrange finance from the Kurra Aboriginal Corporation. Brevet Sergeant Wenn also provides Mr Rockman with an MVR computer screen print-out with your details on it, to facilitate the sale of the vehicle. 7. 5 March 2003 Kurra Aboriginal Corporation raises Purchase Order (40762) for Mr Rockman to purchase the vehicle for $17,000 which becomes the agreed purchase price. S/Constable Westra Van Holthe decides that he will try and just transfer the vehicle direct from your name to Mr Rockmans name. He alters the original Notice o f Disposal and Application to Transfer form which you filled partially completed, to show the new sale date (now 4th March) and the market value and sale price (now $17,000), and purchasers name, to correspond with the agreement with Mr Rockman. 8. 10 March 2003 You become aware of the sale and you begin to make inquiries to confirm details. 9. 11 March 2003 You contact S/Constable Westra Van Holthe and advise him that you intend to stop the transaction and claim ownership of the vehicle. As a result of advice from you, the Kurra Aboriginal Corporation raises a Purchase Order (40643) to purchase the vehicle on behalf of Mr Rockman from yourself to the value of $17,000. 10. 12 March 2003 The Kurra Aboriginal Corporation receives an invoice from you for $17,000 11. 12 March 2003 You attend at the Motor Vehicle Registry Office in Katherine and lodge a Notice of Disposal claiming you have sold the vehicle to Mr Rockman on 11 March 2003 for $17,000 12. 5 - 1 4 March 2003 S/Constable Westra Van Holthe in Katherine contacts Brevet Sergeant Wenn in Lajamanu and advises him that there is a problem with the transfer/sale of the vehicle as altered on 4th March. Brevet Sergeant Wenn writes out an Application to Register/Renew/Transfer Vehicle form (which states that S/Const Westra Van Holthe is the purchaser and the sale price is $9,000 and the sale date is 4th of March 2003) and a 13A receipt form in S/Const Westra Van Holthes name dated 4th March 2003. He pays the applicable registration fee and stamp duty on behalf of S/Constable Westra Van Holthe. S/Constable Westra Van Holthe re-amends the original Notice of Disposal/Application to Transfer form. He re-amends the sale price to $9,000, the market value to $9000 and the purchaser as himself. He does not re-amend the sale date on this form and leaves it as being 4 March 2003. 13. 14 March 2003 S/Constable Westra Van Holthe writes a letter to the Kurra Aboriginal Corporation, trying to explain why the registration hasnt been transferred over and advises that he will be in
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