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Ex-ADF soldier wanted for allegedly stalking psychologist who found him unfit for service located

A former Australian Defence Force soldier wanted by ACT police over allegations he threatened to kill a female psychologist who found him unfit for service, has been found living in NSW.

Kingsley John Kraschnefski, 46, was apprehended at his home in Wollongong, south of Sydney, on Wednesday afternoon, two weeks after the ACT Magistrates Court issued a warrant for his arrest on 29 charges relating to harassing and threatening calls and text messages Kraschnefski allegedly sent to the woman's mobile phone between December 23, 2014 and March 1, 2015.


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In Wollongong Local Court on Thursday, Magistrate Michael Stoddart granted officers from the Australian Federal Police permission to extradite Kraschnefski to Canberra to face the allegations.

Police documents before the court said Kraschnefski blamed the doctor for "destroying his career, family and life" after she declared him unfit for continued service in the army following a series of consultations in 2000.

The court heard Kraschnefski phoned the woman in early December 2014, prompting her to take out a personal protection order barring Kraschnefski from contacting her again.

The order was served on Kraschnefski on December 23, however, it is alleged he contravened it just hours later by bombarding the woman with threatening voicemail messages, allegedly abusing her, saying he had firearms buried in the bush and promising he had not forgotten "the vow" he'd made to her.


"Wherever you hang your shingle, I will get you. I'll go to jail for it, I don't care," he allegedly said.

Police claim Kraschnefski contacted the woman at least 33 times in the next two months via text message and phone calls, often leaving abusive voice messages.

At one stage he allegedly wrote "we should stuff you in a large jar of metho", while on another occasion one of the text messages read, "I wish you death upon death".

The woman reported the matter to police, who tracked Kraschnefski to a house in Berowra, north of Sydney.

However, it appears police subsequently lost track of Kraschnefski's whereabouts, with court documents saying it wasn't until February 2 that officers discovered he was living in Wollongong.

He was transported to Canberra on Thursday afternoon and is due to appear in the ACT Magistrate's Court on Friday.