Credit card printer seized – Operation Countdown

Police have seized several items, including a credit-card printing machine, related to alleged fraud and stolen property offences in Sydney’s north west.

In April, officers from Operation Countdown launched an investigation into a number of transactions that were made using credit cards which were fraudulently obtained.

On Sunday 9 June 2019, a 41-year-old woman was arrested and charged with two counts of use false document to obtain property, nine counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, and goods in personal custody suspected to be stolen.

The woman was bail refused to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, a 40-year-old man was charged with eight counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, three counts drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and three counts driver not disclose identity of driver / passenger.

The man will appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

Police executed a search warrant at Catherine Street, Punchbowl about 8.50am this morning (Wednesday 31 July 2019).

Numerous items were seized including receipts that allegedly relate to the fraudulent transactions, multiple credit cards, mobile phones, a credit-card printing machine and other items used in manufacturing credit cards and licences.

The items were taken to Bankstown Police Station and will be subject to further examination.

Operation Countdown is a North West Metropolitan Region initiative targeting property crime, including break and enter offences.

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