|Nick Keesing and his creepy FB Page|
A man has been charged with impersonating a police officer after he set up a false Facebook page using the details of two current officers - including the Deputy Commissioner - and messaged a woman claiming to be an internet cop.
But Auckland man Nick Keesing says police are "ridiculous" for charging him with impersonating a "virtual entity".
Mr Keesing allegedly set up a Facebook page in the name of a senior police officer whose name he found online. He told the Herald last night that he used an official police photograph of Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard as the profile picture.
Mr Keesing said he set up the page to "scare" a woman he believed was involved with methamphetamine. His friend's partner also claimed the woman, who Mr Keesing has never met, stole from her.
"I thought 'I'm going to give her a scare ... make her have a bad day'," he said. "So I went and got a photo of Deputy Commissioner Rickard and another guy who was something to do with online policing and made them into an entity, a construct.
"Whether it's a police officer or not, I don't think so. It's virtual, it's schizophrenic, it's two different people."
Mr Keesing said he contacted the woman through her Facebook page.
"Basically, I said I was the online police and we were coming for a hair test with Child, Youth and Family, and should you be positive we will have no option but to take your kid away until you are clear. Just to give her a good scare.
"She thought it was actually a rogue policeman from her meth trial a few years ago and contacted [police] internal affairs. They did an investigation and found out it was me."
Mr Keesing said police visited his home with a search warrant for his computers. They arrested him and charged him with falsifying a Facebook profile to lead a person to believe that he was a police employee by assuming the name of an officer, court documents show.
"I'm pleading not guilty to this. My lawyer wants to take it back and get me recharged under misuse of a document, which is an appropriate charge."
The officer in charge did not return calls yesterday.
Mr Keesing said the charge should not be used for the virtual world.
He admitted setting up the profile was a "stupid" thing to do. "But sometimes you just get carried away."
This man seriously needs a hobby! I remember this guy...he was always posting his weirdo opinions all over Michael Laws' Facebook page last year. I recall him always bleating on about hookers, drugs, gangs...and there being no parking near his home in New North Rd in Kingsland! ha ha
Maybe this is a prime example of what people who have been unemployed since 1982! as he states in his profile that he has been, get up to? Or maybe he would be a nutter even if he was employed, and did not obviously have far too much time on his hands.
Either way - WHAT A FREAK.
Now he is bleating on, on his Facebook page about how it will cost the taxpayer 50k to bring experts from the States here, in order for the police to get a conviction regarding this. I wonder if he took a second to ponder the fact that him admitting his actions were "a bit stupid" to the media - might be an admission of guilt, essentially saving the taxpayer that cost? He is acting like he is going to plead guilty to a lesser charge because he is such a good person, and cares so much about the New Zealand taxpayer.
Nick Keesing judge asked if it was reduced to misuse of document would i plead guilty, i said yes as non-custodial sentencing. misuse is summary offence, fine only so another appearance in june or july. Then my learned friend and i and the prosecution will concoct the next path, and the judge will rubber stamp it, its all pretty low key ay, they see the vilest critters every day, i'm probably a pleasant distraction for the judge.Guess what Nick? It is never a criminal's intention to get arrested for their offending!
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Nick Keesing nuts and bolts of it - To fly witnesses from America - Microsoft and Facebook, and house them, will cost maybe 50k and they have to do this or the evidence is inadmissible. Also the actual cost of a half day's court is something in excess o...f 10,000 and the police costs are outrageous as well.
The courts are already months behind in their schedule and you have the crazy 'you cant choose your own duty solicitor scheme' making so many more delays, its madness at the moment, 4 or 5 months behind for some things.
Admonishing the police for being overzealous with their charging and getting a slap on the wrist and to make it go away quickly with minimum cost to the taxpayer will be better than putting me inside for a yr at 100k cost. Even an anarchist like myself doesn't want to see the court burdened with this shite, it wasn't my intent to get arrested for this charge,
See, the female concerned didn't press any charges, possibly because she hates the police more than me i imagine, she tried to get them to bust theor owen kind not me. Considering this fact, i couldn't believe they wasted their time and money pursuing me, probably trying to set a precedent to control the people, i imganie that the judge wont be fooled by their supposed 'outrage', he will just think the room is full of clowns.
His latest status update goes a bit like this...
Nick KeesingUmmmm yeah -cause sitting there talking to yourself, calling someone whose life you are obsessed with, a crack whore ...calling HER a stalker when you are the one who went to all the trouble of creating a fake Facebook profile and contacting her to threaten HER...is sooooo professional, as opposed to "amateur..."
Haha that gangrel crackwhore thing is now on-line stalking me, gold!!
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Nick Keesing had to block it tho, i not allowed to communicate with it
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Nick Keesing it sent me a neo-NAZI hate message, what a pathetic amateur
What an absolute tosser. Just another example of why we should be so careful of who we correspond with online, and how we never really know who, or what is behind that keyboard and computer screen.
There are tons of crazies out there!
This weirdo and i still have 6 mutual friends.
|Nick Keesing is coming for you!|
|Nick Keesing's current Facebook profile photo|