Fraud charges in Gympie, QLD

Detectives from Gympie have charged a 28-year-old man following investigations into alleged fraud offences committed against a 78-year-old woman.

The man was arrested today at a camping area at Kybong and charged with two counts of attempted fraud and one count each of fraud, uttering, forgery and an offence of disqualified driving.

It will be alleged the man targeted elderly members of the community, particularly those living alone and committed offences by convincing the victims to have unnecessary work done, which he was not licensed to complete.

It will further be alleged the man altered cheques from a victim and charged another for work he did not finish.

The 28-year-old man of no fixed abode, will face Gympie Magistrates Court today.

Investigations are continuing into the incidents and further charges are expected to be laid.

Gympie police are appealing to anyone who may have had work completed, like described above, to please contact them.

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, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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