Police charge woman with multiple fraud offences at Nowra

A woman has been charged with multiple fraud offences she allegedly committed while working for a government welfare organisation in the state’s south.

Police will allege in court that a 29-year-old woman committed around $370,000 worth of fraud during the course of her employment at a not-for-profit government welfare organisation in Nowra.

The woman allegedly purchased 163 mobile phones between March and September 2018, 158 of which were delivered to her home address and a further five that were delivered to a hotel in Sydney where she stayed for a period of time.

The woman allegedly on-sold the mobile phones through various online marketplaces and social media.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged fraudulent transactions.

As a result of those transactions, the organisation paid a telecommunications company approximately $59,000 in monthly contract charges, a further $93,000 to pay out contracts and more than $218,000 for the handsets.

Following extensive enquiries, about 10.30am yesterday (Monday 18 November 2019) the woman was arrested at Wyong Police Station and charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception.

She was granted strict conditional bail and is due to face Nowra Local Court on Monday 16 December 2019.

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