Accused fraudster Aaron Nattrass has told the District Court he had a love affair with a woman in New Zealand who would become his alleged co-conspirator. The former immigration consultant said he began a relationship with married housewife and mother-of-one Helen Lowe Fuk-lan, after meeting her in 1987. Lowe and Nattrass became business partners, running an immigration consultancy from New Zealand and Hong Kong. The pair were jointly charged with defrauding the New Zealand Government by making forged residency applications on behalf of Hong Kong people, but Lowe was granted immunity from prosecution in Hong Kong and New Zealand, in exchange for testifying against her former lover. The prosecution claims they submitted forged letters of job offers to back residency applications. Nattrass yesterday told the court he and Lowe had gone on holiday to China, America and Disneyland in Japan. Questioned by his defence counsel, Andrew Raffell, Nattrass said his relationship with Lowe had turned sour after he married another woman in Hong Kong in July 1990. Nattrass said he had received abusive faxes from Lowe calling him an 'ungrateful dog', 'uneducated' and labelling his home a brothel and his wife a prostitute. Lowe denied these allegations in her evidence to the New Zealand High Court when the trial moved there briefly in March this year. Nattrass yesterday told the court that files and documents relating to investment projects, business plans and the immigration consultancy had gone missing. He said other documents were destroyed because the New Zealand Immigration Service had told him the investigation into his activities was over and no charges would be laid against him. Judge Duncan Kilgour said he accepted that Nattrass had 'good reasons' for destroying documents which might have helped him in the trial. Nattrass, 37, has denied 10 charges of fraud and deception, including conspiring with others to cheat would-be emigrants with bogus job offers. The trial continues.