Mirrormix Productions Ltd: Current directors – Paul Jones [formerly Gordon Roger Arcus], appointed 17 December 2010 and his partner Budsee Maneephan, appointed 1 January 2014. Budsee Maneephan currently owns 1200000 of the company99.99%) while Paul Jones [formerly Gordon Roger Arcus] owns 100 shares (0.01%). The company is described on the Companies Office website as engaged in the business of “Television film or tape production- J551130” [Television film or tape production (New Zealand Business Industry Codes].
The Annual return filed on 13 December 2013 filed by “Gordon Arcus” reveals that he owned 1200100 Shares (100%) at that time. The Annual Return filed on 2 December 2014 by “Gordon Roger Arcus” reveals that Budsee Maneephan owned 1200000 (99.99%) of the company shares and Arcus owned 100 (0.01%) at that time.
Let us examine how this shift in shareholdings occurred:
Budsee Mannephan as noted was appointed director on 1 January 2014 by sole director Gordon Roger Arcus.
Companies Office records purport to show that Gordon Roger Arcus filed a document on 16 May 2014 recording that he had vacated ALL shares in the company. However, he did not as he retained 100 shares under his new identity and currently still owns them. So how did he achieve this fraud?
On 1 June 2014 at 12:05:05 Mr Arcus filed a document on line recording that he had changed his name to “Paul Roger Jones” and that his new residential address was “106 Miller Street, Hastings, 4122, NZ. Two and a half minutes later at 12:07:35 he filed another document recording that he had changed his name to “Paul Jones” and his new residential address was “237 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, Palmerston North, 4410.”
A company director is required under the Companies Act 1993 to notify the Registrar within 20 working days of a legal change of his or her name and or any changes in share allocations. If Gordon Roger Arcus did in fact comply with the Act on time, his name change by deed poll must have taken effect sometime no earlier than 1 May 2014 (20 days prior to 1 June 2015).
On 1 January 2014 Arcus filed a document recording that he transferred 120000 (99.99%) of all the company shares he owned to his partner – Budsee Maneephan, who became a second director on that date. Then on 16 May 2014 Arcus filed a notice reporting that 100 of the company shares he had retained were transferred to himself – under his new identity (Paul Jones). Paul Jones (formerly Gordon Arcus) currently retains all these 100 shares, contrary to his fraudulent notice purporting to document his vacation of all his shares. This means that if his notice complied with the law in its timing (having been filed no earlier than 20 working days prior to 16 May 2014); then Arcus must have had his name changed by deed poll no earlier than about 16 March 2014 (20 working days prior to 16 May 2014).
In the Annual Return he filed on 2 December 2014, Paul Jones [formerly Gordon Roger Arcus] recorded his residential address as 237 Cuba Street, Palmerston North. This address is not a residential address as required by the Companies Act 1993.
Section 2(5) of the Companies Act 1993 (“Interpretation”) states:
A reference in this Act to an address means, –
(a) in relation to an individual, the full address of the place where that person usually lives:
(b) in relation to a body corporate, its registered office or, if it does not have a registered office, its principal place of business.
Directors Paul Jones [formerly Gordon Roger Arcus] and partner Budsee Maneephan have recorded the registered office of Mirrormix Productions Ltd and that of both their residential addresses (as individual and joint shareholders) as 104 Karamu Road, Hastings, Hastings, 4122. However, this address is not a residential address and cannot be used by either director. Nor can it be recorded as a valid registered office address as the premises has been leased for two years (from January 2015) to another business not connected with Mirrormax Productions.
104 Karamu Road Hastings (Property ID TC43618) is owned by Mirrormix Productions Ltd and is currently for sale.
• Nice little standalone freehold property for sale
• Land area 95m2
• Floor area 67m2
• Currently tenanted
• Next to ANZ Bank and Stanton Print
Director Paul Jones [formerly Gordon Roger Arcus] uses as his current residential 237 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, Palmerston North, 4410 , New Zealand.
This too is not a residential address. It is the address of a retail shop “The R18 Shop”.