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Man arrested, charged with money laundering, fraud - SCC Fraud & Cybercrime Squad

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:36:47 AM

A man has been arrested and charged with money laundering and fraud following an investigation into the identity theft of bank customers.

In January 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Steinwedel II to investigate the identity theft of numerous bank clients, resulting in illegally acquiring almost $400,000.

The strike force identified a 33-year-old man as a suspect and he was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 30 May 2017) in Fairfield.

He was charged with money laundering with intent to conceal and 12 counts of fraud.

He is due to appear in Fairfield Local Court today (Wednesday 31 May 2017).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.