15 March 2021

Mobile phone store owner faces more charges over identity theft

| David Murtagh
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ACT Law Courts Photo: Michelle Kroll Region Media

ACT Law Courts Photo: Michelle Kroll Region Media

ACT Policing investigators have laid an additional 69 charges in relation to an identity theft investigation that commenced in 2020.

Police allege the man stole identity documents he had access to as the owner of the Tuggeranong Vodafone store.

To date, police have identified 83 victims.

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The 33-year-old man was previously charged in September 2020. He faced court on Friday (12 March) where additional charges were laid.

He is now facing an additional 67 counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception and two counts of possession of stolen property.

The man is next scheduled to appear in court on 23 April.

Anyone with information that could assist police can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 6528370. Information can be provided anonymously.

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Capital Retro5:13 pm 15 Mar 21

Is this the same guy who had a mobile repair kiosk at Erindale shops?

Are the police contacting suspected victims?

No, they are just going to identify them, then ignore them.

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