Police charge man wanted over frauds at Queanbeyan

A man wanted on outstanding warrants relating to fraud offences has been arrested.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District had been searching for the man as they investigated several fraud incidents.

It will be alleged the man had been scamming people out of money by purporting to sell electrical goods, before taking their deposit and then ceasing contact.

Following inquiries, about 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 June 2019), the 44-year-old was arrested at a motel on Crawford Street, Queanbeyan.

Arresting police allegedly located methylamphetamine and an amount of cash in his possession.

He was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where he was charged with the three warrants, as well goods in custody, possess prohibited drug and obtain benefit by deception.

He was refused bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court today (Thursday 20 June 2019).

NSW Police are also liaising with interstate police, and it is believed he is wanted for similar offences in Queensland and Western Australia.

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