Friday, 13 December 2013

Two charged with Fraud and Cybercrime

Two charged with fraud offences - Strike Force Kaye

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:14:14 AM
An off-duty police officer has been involved in the arrest of two people wanted by Fraud and Cybercrime Squad detectives for fraud and identity crime offences.
Earlier this year, detectives from the Fraud and Cybercrime Squad formed Strike Force Kaye to investigate fraud offences after numerous electronic devices were found during a search warrant at a property in The Rocks on 10 May 2013.

Inquiries led to police uncovering an alleged fraud syndicate involved in hacking, identity crime and other fraud offences, as well as the use of a Costa Rica-based currency transfer and payment-processing company to launder money. That company was shut down by an overseas government earlier this year.

Numerous people have been arrested and charged and remain before the court in Sydney after being charged by Strike Force Kaye detectives.

About 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday 12 December 2013), an off-duty police officer contacted uniform police after observing two people in a hotel at Parramatta who were being sought by Strike Force Kaye detectives
The 29-year-old woman and 35-year-old man were arrested soon after and taken to Parramatta Police Station.
The woman was charged with six offences, including fraud, participate in a criminal group, and possess identity information. The man was charged with fraud and participate in a criminal group.
Both were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 13 December 2013).
Inquiries are continuing and police anticipate that further charges will be laid against members of the syndicate.

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