NSW woman charged over $4.6m fraud

A woman has been arrested over an alleged $4.6 million fraud, as she attempted to leave on an international flight from Sydney Airport last night, NSW Police say.

The 21-year-old woman was prevented from boarding a flight to Malaysia about 8.25pm today, when Australian Federal Police arrested her by virtue of a warrant.

The woman was handed over to NSW Police and she was taken to Mascot Police Station where she was charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, and knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime.

Police will allege the woman obtained an illegal financial advantage when $4.6 million was wrongly transferred to her account in 2012.

An investigation was initiated by Sydney City Local Area Command’s CBD Fraud Unit, and a warrant for the woman’s arrest was granted in March this year.

The woman, from Rhodes, was refused bail to appear in Waverley Local Court today tomorrow.