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Man charged with over 1.8 million worth of fraud - Strike Force Garigal

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:47:09 AM

A man will face court charged with 31 fraud offences after $1.8 million dollars was allegedly stolen.

In December 2016, Strike Force Garigal was established by detectives attached to Northern Beaches Local Area Command to investigate fraudulent activities.

As part of ongoing investigations, yesterday (Tuesday 11 July 2017), officers arrested a 47-year-old man in Bondi.

He was taken to Waverly Police Station and charged with:

• Dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception x20

• Use false document to obtain financial advantage x7

• Make false document to obtain financial advantage x3

• Knowingly deal with proceeds of crime

Police will allege at court that the man was part of a fraudulent investment superannuation scheme totalling up to $1.8 million.

The man was refused bail to appear Waverly Local Court today (Wednesday 12 July 2017).

Detectives attached to Strike Force Garigal continue investigations and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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.