Fraud and theft in Gympie, QLD

Police are keen to talk to members of the public who may have had dealings with a 47-year-old man arrested in Gympie on June 21 on theft and fraud offences, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged the man stole farming implements from Moonie and subsequently sold them to other parties.

It will be further alleged the man used the services of online dating sites to establish relationships with women in order to defraud them of money and property.

Officer in Charge of Gympie CIB Detective Sergeant Rob Lowry said the man used the name of ‘David’ on the dating sites along with several different surnames including ‘Whittaker’.

“As police continue to investigate, we would be interested to speak with members of the public who have had contact with this man online,” Detective Sergeant Lowry said.

“If you have any concerns or believe you are a victim, then please contact police,”

A 47-year-old Tewantin man has been remanded in custody to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court on July 23 on property and traffic offences including eight counts of driving a motor vehicle without a driver licence, three counts of fraud, and one count of stealing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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