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Woman charged over alleged $1.25 million fraud, fake marriage certificate - Strike Force Karwin

Friday, 16 December 2022 01:06:50 PM

Detectives have charged a woman after a business was defrauded of more than $1.2 million in Sydney’s west.

In August 2022, officers from Riverstone Police Area Command established Strike Force Karwin to investigate reports of alleged fraud committed against a Kings Park business.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Seven Hills about 9am today (Friday 16 December 2022).

Detectives located several items relevant to the investigation, including electronic storage devices, documentation and a mobile phone.

These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A short time later, investigators arrested a 44-year-old woman at the property, and she was taken to Riverstone Police Station.

She was charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, forge Commonwealth document for person to accept as genuine, use forged Commonwealth document for person to accept, dishonestly obtain property by deception, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

Police will allege in court that the woman transferred $1.23 million from the business into a personal bank account between 2014 and July 2022.

It will also be alleged the woman created a fraudulent marriage certificate and Australian birth certificate and used these documents to spend these funds.

The Seven Hills woman was refused bail to appear before Blacktown Local Court today.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Karwin investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.