Man charged with $1million company fraud

Officers from State Crime Command’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) have charged a 41-year-old Laidley man with five counts of fraud following an investigation into alleged company fraud activities totalling over $1million, Queensland Police say.

The investigation, known as Operation Quebec Oblivion focused on the role the man allegedly played with companies involved in supplying meat for human consumption and also for the pet food industry.

It is alleged the man operated three companies and was responsible for failing to deliver product, impersonating another person (named as a Director of the company) in order to obtain finance, and conducted dishonest dealings. It is alleged the offences were committed over a period from May 2016 to September 2018.

The man was charged yesterday with five counts of fraud.

A second man, aged 64 from Wakerley was charged with one count of fraud for his alleged involvement in one of the offences.

The 41-year-old man appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning. He was bailed to appear before the court on December 17, 2018.

“This was a long and protracted investigation and is certainly a great result for MOCS (Rural). We would encourage anyone wishing to report any similar matters to speak with police,” Detective Senior Sergeant Jim Lacey of MOCS (Rural) said.

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You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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