Another person charged as investigations continue into car rebirthing syndicate

A seventh person has been charged and will appear in court today over his alleged involvement in a car rebirthing syndicate.

In August 2018, detectives from the Financial Crimes Squad’s Motor Unit established Strike Force Emelle to investigate the coordinated theft, rebirthing and on-sale of stolen motor vehicles and vessels across Sydney.

Detectives executed nine search warrants and charged a 20-year-old woman and four men – aged 20, 30, 32, 57 and 64 – in late 2019. They remain before the courts.

As part of investigations into items seized during the warrants, strike force detectives identified that a Stabicraft 2050 Supercab (marine vessel) had been stolen in June 2019 and rebirthed.

Following further inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 28-year-old man at a home at Dundas Valley about 7.45am on Tuesday 31 December 2019.

The man was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with dishonestly possess interfered with unique identifier and receive/dispose stolen property.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Tuesday 11 February 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Emelle are continuing.

Anyone with information that can assist Strike Force Emelle detectives is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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