Man, 31, accused of $11 million fraud spanning two states


The man was arrested in Sydney’s Green Square Library on Wednesday morning following a cross-border cybercrime investigation involving detectives from NSW and South Australia.

NSW Police said the man stole the personal information of more than 80 people and used it to modify payroll data, superannuation details and credit card records.

The man was arrested on Wednesday morning. Picture: NSW PoliceSource:Supplied

He’s 31. Picture: NSW Police

He’s 31. Picture: NSW PoliceSource:Supplied

He is due in court today. Picture: NSW Police

He is due in court today. Picture: NSW PoliceSource:Supplied

Detectives seized computers, phones, liquid steroids and cryptocurrency during searches of two homes in Sydney’s inner west.

A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been arrested in Adelaide in connection with the scam.

The man has been charged with 24 offences. Picture: NSW Police

The man has been charged with 24 offences. Picture: NSW PoliceSource:Supplied

He allegedly obtained more than $11 million fraudulently. Picture: NSW Police

He allegedly obtained more than $11 million fraudulently. Picture: NSW PoliceSource:Supplied

NSW Police cybercrime commander Detective Superintendent Matthew Craft said the fraud was sophisticated and calculated.

“Detectives from NSW and South Australia have been working tirelessly to disrupt the criminal activities of this individual,” he said.

“During the course of the investigation, more than 80 individual personal and financial profiles have been identified as being obtained for the purpose of committing fraud.”

The 31-year-old has been charged with 24 offences and is due to front Newtown Local Court today.



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