In June, 2018, detectives from Young, The Hume Police District commenced an investigation into an online fraud scam and the financial activities of 41 year old female from Grenfell.
During the course of the investigation police identified two known victims that were defrauded through the online scam, along with identifying other large number of unexplained financial transactions appearing in the woman’s bank accounts.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Detectives attached to Young executed a search warrant in Camp Street, Grenfell.
During the search mobile phones, electronic tablets and documentation was seized.
A 41 year old was arrested at the home, taken back to Grenfell Police Station where she was charged with Dealing in Proceeds of Crime greater than $100,000.
Police will allege in court that between February and June, 2018 a total of $101,000 was deposited into the woman’s various bank accounts.
During this time $97,000 was withdrawn by her and deposited at various newsagencies in the Riverina and Western Area of NSW into an overseas Bitcoin account.
The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Young Local Court on November 14, 2018. Investigations are ongoing.
Reports of online fraud can be made to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or at a local police station