Woman in court over fraud offences – Strike Force Petal

A woman will face court today charged with fraud offences as part of investigations into the supply of prohibited drugs in Sydney.

In December 2018, officers from South Sydney Police Area Command formed Strike Force Petal to investigate and disrupt the supply of illicit drugs, including heroin and crystal methylamphetamine (‘ice’), in the Redfern area.

As part of the ongoing investigation, more than 40 people have been charged and remain before the courts.

During the course of the investigation, officers became aware of fraud offences allegedly committed across Sydney.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 26-year-old woman at a unit complex in Coogee just after 8am today (Thursday 6 February 2020).

She was taken to Mascot Police Station, where she was charged with two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception, two counts of deal with property proceeds of crime, two counts of supply prohibited drug, and breach of bail.

Police will allege in court that the woman was being paid to take responsibility for other driver’s demerit points and driving penalty notices between May and September 2019.

The Brazilian National was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court today.

Investigations under Strike Force Petal are ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Petal investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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