13 October 2023

Identity sought of man accused of $30,000 fraud across Bunnings stores

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police believe this man fraudulently purchased more than $30,000 worth of tools and equipment. Photo: ACT Policing.

Police officers are searching for a man they believe is responsible for about $30,000 worth of fraudulent transactions at Bunnings Warehouse stores across Canberra.

It’s been alleged the man entered Bunnings stores in Majura Park, Gungahlin, Fyshwick, Belconnen and Tuggeranong on Friday, 22 September, Saturday, 23 September, and Saturday, 28 September.

While at the stores, it’s believed he fraudulently gained access to two business accounts and has since used those accounts to purchase more than $30,000 worth of tools and equipment.

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Police have released images of the man and asked the community to help identify him.

The man was driving a white MG with Victorian registration IYD 4KW. The vehicle was also allegedly hired using fraudulent details.

 man accused of Bunnings frauds

It’s believed the man targeted multiple Bunnings stores across the Territory. Photo: ACT Policing.

Anyone who can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7546403. Information can be provided anonymously.

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