Police charge man over poker machine payout frauds – Burwood

A man has been charged with fraud offences after allegedly altering poker machine cheques from licensed premises across Sydney.

In January 2020, detectives from Burwood Police Area Command commenced an investigation into reports a number of poker machine payout cheques had allegedly been fraudulently altered to substantial amounts above the face value of the cheque.

The cheque frauds are alleged to have occurred between June 2019 and January 2020. The total value of the alleged fraud is in excess of $500,000.

On Friday 17 January 2020, police arrested a 25-year-old Quakers Hill woman and a 24-year-old Quakers Hills man at Sydney International Airport.

The woman was charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception (x6). She was refused bail and will appear before Burwood Local Court on Monday 6 April 2020.

The man was charged with dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception (x8). He appeared before Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Following further inquiries by Burwood Detectives, a second man was arrested last night (Wednesday 11 March 2020) at Sydney International Airport.

The 41-year-old Liverpool man was charged at Mascot Police station with dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception (x8) and possess identity information with intent to commit an indictable offence.

The man was refused bail and will appear before Central Local Court today (Thursday 12 March 2020).

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