Pair face fraud charges after credit card scam investigation – Strike Force Evesham

A man and a woman will face court following an investigation into over $800,000 worth of fraudulent credit card transactions.

Strike Force Evesham was established in 2018 by detectives attached to Cumberland Police Area Command to investigate a credit card scam which operated across Sydney between 2015 to 2018.

Following extensive inquiries, on Tuesday 18 February 2020, police arrested a 32-year-old woman from Homebush and charged her with four counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Police will allege the woman used a fraudulent credit card to make four transactions in March 2016.

About 7pm yesterday (Wednesday 26 February 2020), Cumberland detectives arrested a 41-year-old man at Granville Police Station and charged him with 34 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

He was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 27 February 2020).

It will be alleged by police in court that the Rydalmere man was the primary card user in the scam which included 1,990 transactions on a single credit card totalling $777,472.

It will also be alleged that a further eight credit cards were fraudulently obtained by the 41-year-old and used to a value of $111,000.

Inquiries into credit card fraud under Strike Force Evesham are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Cumberland detectives on 9897 4199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

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