Red Hill man impersonated ASIO officer in $700,000 fraud case, police allege

Dominic Giannini 2 July 2020
Three horses

Police seized three horses and a Triton ute as a part of the investigation. Photo: Supplied.

Three horses and a Mitsubishi Triton utility have been seized by ACT Policing after the arrest of a Red Hill man on fraud and deception charges.

The 30-year-old has been charged with 156 counts of obtaining property by deception, and 78 counts of false representation of a Commonwealth official after allegedly stealing more than $700,000 from a person he knew.

ACT Policing allege the man impersonated an Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) official to illegally obtain the funds.

Multiple search warrants were executed throughout the investigation, including one at the man’s residence in February 2020, an ACT Policing spokesperson said.

He is set to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 2 July).

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