Monash Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following the alleged theft and deception of $250,000 from a Mulgrave company.
It is alleged the funds were stolen between March 2021 and July 2022.
The money was allegedly put into the man’s own business which sourced and paid for ten high profile international cricket players to participate in local district cricket competitions in Melbourne’s southeast.
At the time charges were laid, none of the players had participated in matches.
A 35-year-old Doncaster man has been charged with 18 counts of obtaining financial advantage by deception and one count of knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.
He has been bailed to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 29 November.