Man charged with 43 fraud offences over misappropriation of $1.5 million, NSW

A solicitor has been charged after allegedly defrauding nearly $1.5 million from his clients that was to be held in a trust account, NSW Police say.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad established Strike Force Moonmerri to investigate the misappropriation of clients’ funds held in trust between 2009 and 2013.

Following extensive inquiries, a 55-year-old man was arrested at Parramatta Police Station at 6pm yesterday (Thursday 13 December 2018), where he was charged with 43 counts of fraud.

Police will allege in court that the man was misappropriating funds that were to be held in trust from clients of his business, based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches area.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Thursday 24 January 2019.

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