Major fraud charges
Local woman arrested over missing $50k
A GAYNDAH woman in her 30s will face multiple fraud charges at Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 23 after Queensland Police uncovered a series of fraudulent transactions.
Queensland Police were made aware of a number of alleged fraudulent transactions occurring at a number of not-for-profit organisations in Gayndah, Sergeant Josh Ryan said.
“An investigation was conducted and ascertained that almost $50,000 had been fraudulently removed from two organisations within Gayndah over a period of time,” Sgt Ryan said.
Specialist police were called in to assist in the investigation.
“Detectives from the Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch have conducted a very thorough investigation,” Sgt Ryan said.
“This has included the execution of a number of search warrants on bank accounts, and they have subsequently charged a 35-year-old female from Gayndah with a number of fraud offences.”
Sgt Ryan said this incident should provide a warning to other business owners to be vigilant with business transactions.
“It’s a timely reminder for all businesses to ensure they have adequate and appropriate systems in place to ensure they do not become victims of these offences,” Sgt Ryan said.
“I urge all businesses within the local area to review their accounting practices and if they notice any transactions that are inappropriate or not authorised to contact police immediately.”
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