For years, Joel Barlow lived in two worlds. To his whānau and the town of Thames, he was a top student.
But to others, Morehu-Barlow was a 'Tahitian Prince' who lived in the lap of luxury.
Tonight we hear how Joel Barlow successfully fooled friends, collegues and the Australian Government until his elaborate fantasy world came crashing down.
Iulia Leilua with this report.