Mobile phone store owner faces more charges over identity theft

David Murtagh 15 March 2021 3
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 Retro Capital Retro 5:13 pm 15 Mar 21

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

2600 2600 4:02 pm 15 Mar 21

Are the police contacting suspected victims?

    buzz819 buzz819 3:48 pm 16 Mar 21

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

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