Three charged with fraud offences in Sydney

Police have charged three men with several fraud offences following an ongoing investigation across Sydney’s CBD, NSW Police say.

Strike Force Ambleside was established in 2016 by detectives attached to Sydney City Local Area Command to investigate ATM fraud within the city.

About 2.30pm on Tuesday 12 September 2017, police attended Market Street, Sydney, following reports a cloned card was being used.

Upon arrival, police spoke to two men, aged 38 and 42. During a search of both men, police allegedly located and seized 13 cloned credit cards and $265 cash on the 38-year-old man, and nine cloned credit cards and $900 cash on the 42-year-old man.

Both were arrested and taken to Sydney City Police Station, where they were both charged with possess identity info to commit indictable offence and deal with proceeds of crime.

The 42-year-old man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Downing Centre Court on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

The 38-year-old man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Downing Centre Court on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 26-year-old man on Market Street, Sydney, about 11am on Thursday 21 September 2017, after allegedly locating 46 cloned credit cards and $800 cash.

He was arrested and charged with 18 counts of attempt dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception, possess identity info to commit etc indictable offence, and deal with proceeds of crime.

The 26-year-old man was refused bail and is due to appear at Central Local Court tomorrow.

Inquiries by Strike Force Ambleside are continuing.

/Public Release.