North Haven man charged over bushfire fraud – Strike Force Roche

Detectives have charged a man over an alleged fraud relating to bushfire support recovery grants.

In April 2020, Strike Force Roche was established by several police districts within the Northern Region to investigate alleged fraudulent claims for bushfire disaster relief and small business grants through government agencies.

Following extensive inquiries, a 31-year-old man was issued a Court Attendance Notice at Kempsey Police Station about 10am today (Saturday 6 March 2021), for two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege in court that the man fraudulently obtained two NSW Government grants, receiving a total of $20,000 in April 2020.

The North Haven man was granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Investigations under Strike Force Roche continue.

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