Woman who posed as a nurse charged with fraud at Cobbitty

A southwestern Sydney woman has been charged after allegedly altering pay slips and posing as a nurse to obtain finance for a new car.

As part of ongoing targeting and disruption of the illicit activities of criminal networks, police from the Criminal Groups Squad, together with Queensland Police Service, executed a search warrant at a home at Cobbitty on Friday 13 March 2020.

Police seized 4.4kg of methylamphetamine (ice), which has an estimated potential street value of $1.5 million, as well as cash, a loaded pistol, ammunition and other items.

During a subsequent forensic examination of the property on Wednesday 18 March 2020, several electronic devices were also seized.

As a result of inquiries and a public appeal, police arrested and charged a 21-year-old Cobbitty man with multiple drugs and firearms offences on Monday 6 April 2020. He remains before the courts.

Following further investigations, detectives returned to the home about 7am today (Tuesday 5 May 2020), and arrested a 22-year-old woman.

Investigators also seized a Toyota Corolla, which will be subject to forensic examination.

The woman was taken to Narellan Police Station and charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception.

Police will allege in court that the woman purported to be a registered nurse and altered pay slips and banking records to fraudulently obtain finance to purchase a new vehicle.

The woman has been granted conditional bail to appear at Picton Local Court on Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information about criminal activity in the community 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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