Sports con conviction
CONVICTED conman Peter Foster has faced a Queensland court charged with defrauding more than $2 million through an alleged sports betting scam. Foster, 54, was arrested on the Gold Coast and has made an application for bail in Southport Magistrates Court. The court heard he is facing seven charges of fraud from NSW police over alleged involvement with Sports Trading Club company. Police allege Foster, posing under alias Mark Hughes, persuaded a South African-born man living in WA to invest more than $1.5 million in the club in 2013. It’s alleged the man discovered Foster’s identity and, after learning of his history as a fraudster, contacted police.