‘Puppy scam’ fraud charges in Loganholme, QLD

Logan detectives have charged a man and a woman after they allegedly scammed several puppy breeders using classifieds websites, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged between August 2017 and January 2018, the pair contacted several pure-bred puppy breeders online before presenting an invalid bank transfer receipt of payment and obtaining the 11 puppies from four breeders.

On another occasion, the pair allegedly received payment for a puppy they advertised online but it was never provided to the buyer.

It will further be alleged the pair targeted three sellers of cosmetics online where they received the goods after sending an image of an invalid bank transfer receipt of payment to the sellers.

Detectives from Logan Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at a Holder Street residence in Loganholme yesterday where they seized cosmetics and other items.

A man and woman, both 28-years-old and from Loganholme, have been charged with 10 counts of fraud and are due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on February 23.

Investigators believe there could be further victims of similar offences and are encouraging anyone with information to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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