20 June 2019

Police arrest man in Queanbeyan over alleged frauds

| Lachlan Roberts
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NSW Police with be out in force this weekend across Southern NSW. Photo: stock

A man wanted on outstanding warrants relating to fraud offences has been arrested at a motel on Crawford Street, Queanbeyan on Wednesday afternoon (19 June).

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District had been searching for the man as they investigated several fraud incidents. It was alleged he had been scamming people out of money by purporting to sell electrical goods, before taking their deposit and then ceasing contact.

Following inquiries, around 1 pm yesterday, the 44-year-old was arrested, with police also finding methylamphetamine and an amount of cash in his possession.

He was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where he was charged with the three warrants, as well as goods in custody, possess prohibited drug and obtain benefit by deception.

NSW Police are also liaising with interstate police because it is believed he is wanted for similar offences in Queensland and Western Australia.

He was refused bail at Queanbeyan Local Court today (20 June).

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