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Two charged over alleged flood-payment fraud - Mt Druitt

Friday, 10 September 2021 01:39:48 PM

Two men have been charged with fraud offences after they allegedly unlawfully obtained money through several charitable organisations and a NSW Government disaster recovery payment scheme.

Earlier this month, police were made aware that two men had accessed payments from three charitable organisations and a NSW Government disaster recovery payment scheme designed for victims of floods.

Following inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a Merrylands property about 9am yesterday (Thursday 9 September 2021).

During the search, police seized documents, mobile phones, methylamphetamine (ice), and cannabis.

All items seized will undergo further forensic examination.

Following further inquiries, both men were arrested at Werrington just before 2pm, and taken to Mount Druitt Police Station.

The men, both aged 28, were each charged with five counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19.

Police will allege in court both men obtained numerous flood relief payments from various providers despite being ineligible.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Mount Druitt Local Court today (Friday 10 September 2021).