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Thursday, 6 November 2014
Fraud Charges laid NSW
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Woman arrested as part of major fraud investigation - SCC Fraud and Cybercrime
Friday, 07 November 2014 03:20:35 PM
Detectives from the Fraud and Cybercrime Squad have arrested a woman as part of an ongoing investigation into a syndicate involved in major fraud offences.
Last year (2013), 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 last year.
Earlier today (Friday 7 November 2014), Strike Force Kaye detectives attended a government facility in Silverwater, where they charged a 38-year-old woman with:
- One count of fraud; and,
- One count of using a false document.
She has been remanded in custody to appear before Central Local Court on 19 December 2014.
In court detectives will allege that in April 2013, the woman used false documentation to gain access to a bank account that belonged to another person. After being granted access to the account, the woman transferred $75,000 into her own account.
The woman is the 33rd person to be charged by Strike Force Kaye detectives. A total of 337 charges – relating to fraud, cybercrime and identity crime offences – have been preferred by Strike Force Kaye detectives to date.
The Commander of the NSW Police Force’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad, Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis, said Strike Force Kaye remained ongoing.
“A lot of great work has been delivered by Strike Force Kaye detectives to date, but they are far from done,” Detective Superintendent Katsogiannis said.
“This investigation has resulted in the arrests and charging of 33 people but there are still others out there who need to be brought to justice.
“Rest assured, we will be making even more arrests in the coming months.”
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.