Man charged after alleged $220,000 worth of fraudulent charges on company-issued card, NSW

A man will face court for alleged fraud committed against a cinema company over seven years.

It’s alleged between 2010 and 2017, a 40-year-old man used a company-issued credit card to fraudulently create and register three businesses, accumulating over $220,000 worth of fraudulent charges.

The man was employed by the same cinema company between 2006 and his resignation in 2017, at the locations of Tuggerah Lakes, Lake Macquarie, Glendale, and Kotara.

On 12 December 2017, the company launched an internal investigation after discovering charges to company accounts, before it was raised with police at Sydney Police Station two days later.

The matter was referred to detectives from Newcastle City Police District who commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, on Tuesday 22 January 2019, police spoke with the 40-year-old man, before issuing him a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offence of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

He is due to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 14 March 2019.

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