Man charged by Marine Area Command detectives after defrauding employers

A man has been charged with allegedly defrauding two businesses of more than $365,000 over a five-year period.

In September last year, detectives from the Marine Area Command, with the assistance of the Financial Crimes Squad’s Forensic Accounting Unit, commenced an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds by a former employee of two businesses based in Sydney Harbour.

Following extensive inquiries, a 44-year-old man was yesterday (Tuesday 22 September 2020) issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for two counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception.

Police will allege the man redirected 61 transactions from the businesses into his personal bank account between 2013 and 2018, resulting in him dishonestly obtaining more than $365,000.

The man, who has since relocated to Western Australia, is due to appear before the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 5 November 2020.

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