NSW man charged over alleged car re-birthing fraud near Coffs Harbour

A man has been charged following a police operation targeting alleged vehicle re-birthing and fraud-related offences in the Coffs Harbour area, NSW Police say.

In March 2016, Strike Force Neerim was established by police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command to investigate vehicle re-birthing and other alleged illegal activities.

As a consequence of those investigations, two search warrants were executed yesterday today, on premises at Bosworth Road, Woolgoolga; and Willis Road, Woolgoolga.

Police seized two dual-cab utilities, which officers will allege had undergone illegal modifications, along with documentation.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with two counts of dishonestly possess interfered-with unique identifier, and one count of dealing with the proceeds of crime.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 30 May 2016.