Fraud

Man on 100 fraud charges

Police say they have uncovered syndicate running along Australia’s east coast.

Former senior of the year charged over $9m fraud

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Marty Silk A Senior Australian of the Year finalist has been charged over a multimillion dollar fraud involving the country's top indigenous college in Queensland.

From scavenging for food to a multi-million-dollar lifestyle built on fraud

Bridie Jabour A boy who was forced to roam the streets looking for food and grew up to splurge millions on Louis Vuitton and holidays has now been sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

From scavenging for food to a multi-million-dollar lifestyle built on fraud

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Bridie Jabour A boy who was forced to roam the streets looking for food and grew up to splurge millions on Louis Vuitton and holidays has now been sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

Irish tourist's Hangover a comedy of errors - and fraud

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Steve Butcher An Irish tourist used illegally obtained credit card numbers to live in luxury during a six-week crime spree in Australia.

Fraud paid for wife's cancer treatment

Nikita Watts A golf course manager defrauded his employer out of $12,175 to pay for his wife's breast cancer treatment, a central Queensland court has heard.

Police failed to follow up Queensland Health fraud lead

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Daniel Hurst As police were preparing to charge the alleged Queensland Health fraudster, the state’s top cop yesterday revealed officers failed to follow up a lead last year.

Woman, 73, jailed for Centrelink fraud

A 73-year-old woman falsely claimed multiple government payments for 20 years before she was discovered.

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Ex-Billabong boss Matthew Perrin to stand trial

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Former Billabong boss Matthew Perrin has been committed to stand trial, accused of dishonestly obtaining more than $30,000 from the Commonwealth Bank.

Man on run after Gold Coast police chase

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Marissa Calligeros Two teenagers have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then running down its owner on the Gold Coast.

Man who swiped $20m to be free sooner

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A man jailed for 15 years for stealing millions from his employer will be eligible for parole a year earlier because he cooperated with authorities.

Patel charges dropped

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All charges against former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel will be dropped except for four fraud charges, a crown prosecutor has announced.

Jayant Patel pursuit costs Queensland taxpayers $3.6 million

Tony Moore It cost Queensland taxpayers close to $3.6 million over seven years to press charges of manslaughter, criminal negligence and fraud charges against former Bundaberg surgeon, Dr Jayant Patel.

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Jayant Patel walks free from court

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Marissa Calligeros Former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel has walked from court a free man.

Jayant Patel finally leaves Queensland

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Marissa Calligeros Former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel has boarded a plane to the United States after walking free from court on Thursday.

This too shall pass: Cops wait for diamond-swallowing thief to produce evidence

A diamond thief in Brisbane who allegedly swallowed the diamonds he stole after being caught

Marissa Calligeros An accused jewel thief went to extraordinary lengths to conceal his loot after he was cornered by Good Samaritans in a Brisbane shopping centre last Friday afternoon.

Fugitive allegedly stole brain-damaged man's identity to escape capture

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Katherine Feeney A British fugitive, who escaped capture by allegedly stealing the identity of a brain-damaged New Zealand man, will face a Queensland court next week.

Organised crime costs Australia $15b a year

Australia’s home affairs minister says organised crime is costing the nation $15 billion a year and is more pervasive, powerful and complex than ever.

Gold Coast backpackers targeted by money launderers

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Marissa Calligeros Police have cracked open a Gold Coast money laundering syndicate stealing passports from unsuspecting backpackers and tourists.

Backpacker scam accused refused bail

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Ed Jackson A man accused of using backpackers to sell fake gold before laundering the profits has been denied bail in a Queensland court.