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Woman accused of fraud faces more charges

A French woman accused of trying to fraudulently obtain a prestige car has been charged over other alleged cons. Police say more charges are expected to be laid within weeks.

Olivia Edee Adrianne Grenon fainted during the first of two appearances at the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday.

She was given time to recover before she was charged with six counts of obtaining more than $2000 worth of property by deception.

Police allege Grenon advertised iPhones for sale on the classifieds website Gumtree. She received money but did not send any phones.

Grenon, 22, was arrested in December and kept in custody due to fears she may flee the jurisdiction.

The preschool teacher came to the attention of police after allegedly using an alias, Alizee Michoud or Michaud, to buy a $68,000 Audi A5 in December.


According to a police statement of facts, the ACT Road Transport Authority became suspicious when the photo on the ''Michoud'' licence used for the transaction matched that on Grenon's permit.

Grenon allegedly later went to police and reported that her licence and French passport had been stolen.

Police searched Grenon's Franklin share house and removed a printer and two laptops.

Investigators also allegedly seized almost $10,000 in cash and several credit cards, including one in the name of a housemate.

It is alleged Grenon told police she inherited money after her parents died.

She denied handing over documents to the Audi dealership.

The accused allegedly said she had an identical twin sister living in Tuggeranong named Alizee Grenon, but immigration checks showed no one of that name had entered the country.

Grenon did not apply for bail on Thursday and the magistrate, Peter Morrison, ordered a forensic mental health report be completed.

Grenon will reappear in court later this month.