A former Otaki RSA president who admitted dishonesty has a history of stealing from volunteer organisations.
Don Moselen, 73, today pleaded guilty to fraudulently using an RSA cheque to pay to have a replica of the Vietnam War medal mounted.
Moselen was sentenced in the Levin District Court to pay $500 in reparations.
Moselen was previously sentenced in May after pleading guilty to wearing medals he was not entitled to, including the New Zealand Operational Service Medal, The Vietnam Medal and the New Zealand General Service Medal. That charge also brought him a $500 fine.
He became the first person in this New Zealand's history to be convicted of wearing medals he had not earned under the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act.
Moselen became president of the Otaki RSA 10 years ago, but resigned as president and welfare officer in January after a police investigation was launched in December when they received a written complaint.
Sources have told ONE News that police are now investigating Moselen over donations that disappeared during his time as president of the RSA.
Colin Robertson, president of Otaki RSA, said: "We have to accept that for several years we have been dealing with a conman."
Moselen first offended as a 19-year old in 1958, and around 30 years ago while secretary of Wellington's Titahi Bay Surf Club Moselen stole thousands of dollars earmarked for a new surf boat.
Henk Beek, Former Treasurer of the Titahi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club said Moselen is "a predator really, and he should be stopped".
In April 1992 Moselen stole $17,000 from the Wellington Referees Association, where he had served as president and is still a life member.
Former Wellington Rugby president Graham Atkin says Moselen is a "conman" and people should "steer clear" of him.
Moselen told ONE News he has "no comment".