Police charge two with $100k scam at Albury

A man and woman will face court today charged over an alleged scam targeting local businesses in the state’s south.

In October 2018 officers attached to Murray River Police District commenced an investigation into multiple alleged frauds.

Police allege a man and woman were using a stolen identity and business name to apply for and access online credit accounts.

These fraudulent accounts were then allegedly used to order and collect multiple items from various businesses across the Albury, Wodonga and Kempsey area between July and September 2018.

Police will allege in court the pair used this stolen identity to accumulate more than $100,000 worth of debt.

Police executed two search warrants yesterday (Wednesday 18 December 2019) at homes in North Albury and Lavington.

Officers located and seized electronic devices, documentation, credit cards, identification cards and a large quantity of property believed to be fraudulently obtained, including power tools, barbeques and tool boxes.

A man and woman were arrested and taken to Albury Police Station.

The woman was charged with 37 counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, 10 counts of make false documents to obtain financial advantage and seven counts of use false document to obtain financial advantage.

The woman was refused bail to face Albury Local Court today (Thursday 19 December 2019).

The 32-year-old man was charged with four counts of make false documents to obtain financial advantage, six counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, three counts of use false document to obtain financial advantage and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Albury Local Court on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Further charges are expected to be laid.

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