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Former army major Tarek Elgayar given suspended jail sentence after admitting $44,000 fraud

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By Blake Foden
January 24 2022 - 6:30pm
Tarek Elgayar arrives at the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday. Picture: Blake Foden

A former army major has narrowly avoided time behind bars after using a work-issued credit card for more than $44,000 worth of unauthorised spending on luxury hotel stays, an airfare for his partner and other personal expenses.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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