High-ranking OMCG member charged over fraud, NSW

A senior member of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) has been charged over the alleged fraudulent use of the personal details of business clients from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, NSW Police say.

The State Crime Command Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor has been investigating the activities of the 30-year-old man, including the alleged fraudulent creation of mobile phone accounts.

It will be alleged the personal details of clients at a Northern Beaches business, at which the man worked as a manager, were used to create the accounts.

Following inquiries, Strike Force Raptor officers executed a search warrant at a residential unit in Dee Why Parade, Dee Why, on Monday 25 September 2017.

Police seized electronic storage devices, mobile phones, SIM cards, Clenbuterol, valium, an extendable baton, steel handcuffs, and Mongols OMCG colours and patches.

The 30-year-old man, who is a high-ranking member of the Mongols OMCG, was arrested by Strike Force Raptor at Dee Why Police Station just before 4pm the following day (26 September 2017).

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He was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with seven counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, two counts of possess prescribed restricted substance, and two counts of possess prohibited weapon.

He has been granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court tomorrow.

Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009. It is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.

Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.