Police charge woman with fraud over Covid relief grants at Dubbo

Police have charged a woman over alleged fraud offences relating to COVID-19 relief payments in the state’s central west.

Investigations began in March 2022 into claims made to Service NSW for COVID-19 Business Relief Grants, as well as and Test and Isolate payments.

It will be alleged one person claimed and collected payments in six different names, totalling more than $90,000.

Following inquiries, detectives attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District executed a search warrant at a home on Callistemon Crescent, Dubbo, at 1.15pm on Monday 9 May 2022.

During searches of the home, police seized various documents and a number of identification documents.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

She was charged with 15 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, stalk/harass/intimidate law officer, destroy or damage property and goods suspected stolen in/on premises.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Tuesday 10 May 2022).

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