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Fraud Charges

Sydney Man Charged with Defrauding Elderly Women

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales Police Force has issued a fresh scam warning after the arrest of a 46-year old western Sydney man accused of defrauding elderly women of their life savings.  The women, which include one aged 74 and another...

Rapid Antigen Tests: Short Supply and High Price Leads to Crime and Thriving Black Market

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A man has been charged over the alleged theft of 42,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) valued at approximately $500,00 from a freight depot in Botany in Sydney’s south-east at around 3.20pm on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. Three men were arrested...

The Offence of Providing False Documents or False or Misleading Information Relating to Non-Citizens

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former Federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has been charged over an alleged fraudulent visa scheme worth millions of dollars. The charges follow a joint investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australia Border Force (ABF), Australian Taxation Office (ATO), AUSTRAC...

Nurse Charged with Fraud for Allegedly Falsely Recording Vaccinating a Teen

by Sonia Hickey
A nurse who allegedly falsely recorded administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a teenager has been charged with fraud. Western Australian police arrested and charged 51-year old Christina Hartmann Benz with fraudulently recording that the 15-year old boy had been given...

Sydney Criminal Lawyer Loses Appeal Against Finding of Deceptive Conduct

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney-based criminal defence lawyer with ties to conman Peter Foster has lost her appeal against a decision made by the Supreme Court that both she and Mr Foster engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to a fraudulent...

Donald Trump May Face Criminal Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former United States President Donald Trump is currently defending 29 civil lawsuits, and he’s also the subject of multiple criminal investigations, including one into whether he personally, along with the Trump Organisation, committed various offences of fraud – including bank,...

Sydney Solicitor Sent to Prison for Stealing from Clients

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 64-year old former Sydney solicitor who pleaded guilty to 10 fraud charges, and his 63-year old wife who pleaded guilty to two charges of dealing with the proceeds of crime, have been sentenced in Downing Centre District Court. Former...

Operating a Financial Services Business Without a Licence in Australia

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales Police believe that missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick is still alive, despite the fact she has not been seen since she disappeared without a trace on 12 November 2020. Ms Caddick did not take her mobile phone,...

The Offence of Fraud in NSW: Law, Defences, Penalties and Sentencing Considerations

by Ugur Nedim
A 58-year old former employee of a sports club in Southern New South Wales has been charged with fraud after allegedly obtaining more than $1.1 million dishonestly and by a deception between December 2020 and January 2021. It has been...

What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Five people will face Campbelltown Local Court over the alleged theft of salmon from Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn, a fish processing plant in Sydney’s south-west. The group, consisting of three men and two women, were all employees of the business and...
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