Woman charged over $50,000 fraud of employer, NSW

A female employee of a financial institution has been charged after allegedly defrauding her employer of more than $50,000 over two years, NSW Police say.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad commenced an investigation following a referral from a financial institution relating to alleged fraudulent purchases on a corporate account.

Following extensive investigations, investigators spoke with a 37-year-old woman at a home at Bossley Park yesterday (Thursday 16 November 2017).

The woman was issued with a Future Court Attendance notice for the offence of fraud.

Police will allege in court the woman purchased more than 1000 gift cards with a total value of more than $56,000 on a corporate account without authorisation between 2015 and 2017.

She is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 11 January 2018.

The woman is no longer employed with the company.

The Fraud and Cybercrime Squad has a dedicated Corporate Corruption Team who work closely with financial institutions and other business entities to proactively identify and target employees in a position of trust or enabling fraudulent activity.

Since its inception, the team has laid 606 charges relating to alleged fraudulent activity with a total value of $48 million.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to corporate corruption to call Crime Stoppers.

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