Fraud arrest over ID theft payment

Story appeared in: Review | October 9th, 2017

A GUILDFORD man is one of three people charged by Cybercrime Unit detectives following an investigation into an alleged phishing scam which netted more than $140,000 earlier this year.
An investigation was launched following a report to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) in April, after the email system of a Sydney-based design and manufacture business was allegedly compromised.
It was reported that an invoice between the company and a client was intercepted and the identity of the email taken over and monies later allegedly paid into an unknown and unauthorised account.
On Thursday, officers from the State Crime Command's Fraud and Cybercrime Squad arrested a 40-year-old man.
He was subsequently charged with knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime with intent to conceal a serious indictable offence, and participating in a criminal group.
A 42-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman at Lurnea were also both arrested, with police allegedly finding $4,300 in cash, which is alleged to be the proceeds of crime, during a search of the man.
The pair were each charged with knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime and participating in a criminal group, with the older man also charged with goods in custody.
Investigations into the alleged fraud are continuing.

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Publication: Review | Section: news | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 131831 | Viewcount: 14566