Fraud charge, Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group, State Crime Command, attended the Perth Magistrates Court today to make application for the extradition of a woman in relation to an alleged $1.95 million fraud offence in 2008, Queensland Police say.

The woman was arrested on Friday, October 13, 2017 when she flew into Perth International Airport.

It will be alleged the woman was a director of a sports clothing manufacturing company who, along with other directors, made dishonest representations about the success of the business in order to induce a victim to purchase a fifty percent share of the company.

The Perth Magistrates Court ordered the 45-year-old Southport woman to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday November 13 in relation to one count of fraud.

Detective Inspector Melissa Anderson said: “Crimes of this nature are serious, and for those who deliberately try to take advantage of others, our message is simple – you will be caught, and you will face prosecution.”

Detective Superintendent Terry Lawrence of the Financial and Cyber Crime Group urged all Queenslanders to remain vigilant to deceptive people.

“The best way to remain in control is to seek independent advice, challenge claims and review the information provided to you prior to parting with your money or signing a contract,” he said.

Further information about financial and cybercrime scams can be located at www.myPolice.qld.gov.au/incontrol.

The ‘R U in CONTROL’ campaign, provides information about current scams and advice about the steps to take to protect yourself, family and business from financial loss

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