Strike Force Nivun lay charges over false declarations and fake identification

Detectives have charged a man over his alleged role in the use of fraudulent information and identification to avoid detection for traffic offences.

In April 2016, the State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad established Strike Force Nivun to investigate reports motorists had been fraudulently nominated as drivers of vehicles that had been issued infringement notices.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 32-year-old man at a correctional facility in Cooma today (Friday 17 May 2019).

He was charged with four counts of make false declaration for material benefit, and four counts of deal in identification information.

Police will allege in court that the man supplied the details of another driver and information for four speeding offences he had committed between 2012 and 2013.

The man was returned to custody with the matter to be mentioned at Cooma Local Court on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

Investigations under Strike Force Nivun are ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Nivun investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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