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Two charged following investigation into misuse of Corrective Services NSW uniform

Saturday, 28 August 2021 04:23:16 AM

Two men have been charged following an investigation into the misuse of a Corrective Services NSW uniform.

About 9.30pm on Friday 6 August 2021, officers attached to Georges River Highway Patrol conducting proactive patrols of the Liverpool area, stopped a silver Holden Cruze on the Hume Highway at Warwick Farm.

Officers spoke with the driver – a 23-year-old man – before searching the vehicle and allegedly seizing cannabis and a Corrective Services NSW uniform.

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for possess prohibited drug, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, wear/have in possession a correctional officer uniform, fail to comply with wear face covering directive, and not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19.

Police will allege in court that the man – who is not a Corrective Services NSW employee – told officers he was a rap music artist and had obtained the uniform to use in the filming of a music video.

He is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday 2 September 2021.

The matter was subsequently referred to detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad’s Corrective Services Investigation Unit.

Following further inquiries, detectives issued a 22-year-old man with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for goods suspected stolen given to others not entitled, at Granville Police Station on Thursday (26 August 2021).

The man – who is not a Corrective Services NSW employee – is due to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday 15 September 2021.