Charges laid as part of investigation into alleged $1.2 million money laundering syndicate

Thursday, 25 May 2023 09:43:04 AM

A woman has been charged over her alleged role in a $1.2 million money laundering and fraud syndicate.

In July 2022, officers from Campsie Police Area Command established Strike Force Artal to investigate reports of telephone scams and money laundering.

During the course of the investigation, detectives arrested a 27-year-old man on Monday 6 February 2023 in Campsie and he was charged with recklessly deal with proceeds of crime >$5000. The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to re-appear at Singleton Local Court today (Thursday 25 May 2023).

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Bankstown about on Tuesday 16 May 2023.

During the search, police located mobile phones, electronic storage devices and cash. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 36-year-old woman at an office in George Street, Sydney, about 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 24 May 2023).

She was taken to Day Street Police Station, where she was charged with deal with property proceeds of crime greater than $100,000.

Police will allege in court the woman used false and stolen identities to launder $1.2 million, obtained through telephone scams, into gift cards, gambling accounts and other bank accounts.

The woman was granted strict conditional bail and to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

Investigations under Strike Force Artal are ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Artal 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.