Category Archives: Deception

LOVE SCAM RESCUE – Thursday May 23 2013

– Police have twice stopped a woman, 73, from boarding a plane to Africa to meet an online romance scammer who fleeced her of $75,000. Isabell’s daughter, Ann, 48, said she feared if her mother had not been stopped from … Continue reading

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TEENS ARRESTED FOR ATTACK – Sunday May 5 2013

– Two teenagers – one only 13 – suspected of being part of a gang attack on two men in a city park have been arrested by police. The 13-year-old, from Cheltenham, was arrested in Collingwood on Friday night and … Continue reading

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VIKING CHARGES – Friday May 3 2013

– Police investigating the collapse of the Viking Group of companies have charged a third person. A Glen Waverley man, 51, was arrested by Fraud and Extortion Squad detectives yesterday morning. He was charged with obtaining financial advantage by deception … Continue reading

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BET PROBE EYES INMATE – Wednesday May 1 2013

– A racing identity is under investigation by police over a huge online betting scam that entangled dozens of AFL footballers. Tim Magnus, who is banned from racetracks, is a person of interest in a probe of the multi-million-dollar betting … Continue reading

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FRAUD VICTIMS IN LONG WAIT FOR DETECTIVES – Sunday April 7 2013

– Victims of alleged serious fraud are waiting up to a year for specialist detectives to investigate, which some believe is giving, perpetrators time to strike again. The head of Victoria’s Fraud Squad, Detective Inspector David Pike, concedes there is … Continue reading

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LOAN FRAUD LINKED TO DRUG HOUSES – Monday April 1 2013

– A rogue home loan broker obtained more than $17 million of fraudulent loans for clients, some of whom used the money to buy marijuana grow houses, police allege. Investigations are continuing into Kieu Thi Thanh Huynh, who has approved … Continue reading

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WEB OF DECEIT – Sunday March 10 2013

– All Jette Jacobs wanted was a friend. She helped out at Meals on Wheels and had worked at a nursing home, but after her second partner died she began living her life online. Ms Jacobs thought she was helping … Continue reading

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ATM CARD SKIMMER JAILED – Thursday February 21 2013

– A heroin addict who masterminded one of Victoria’s first ATM card-skimming operations has been jailed for three years. Adam Weishaupt, who was likened by his lawyer to the title character of the film Rain Man for his numerical ability, … Continue reading

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THOMSON POLICE RAID HOTEL – Thursday February 21 2013

– Police have seized documents from an upmarket Sydney hotel and a union-affiliated credit union as they set up investigations into former Labor MP Craig Thomson. Search warrants were executed on Tuesday at the Westin Hotel in Sydney’s CBD and … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIAN ‘ROBIN HOOD BANDIT’ ALLEGED TO HAVE STOLEN A MILLION – Sunday February 17 2013

– A Melbourne man dubbed the “Robin Hood Bandit” for his exploits in the US, is alleged to have stolen more than $1 million from about 20 Melbourne investors in an elaborate property scam. Corey Allan Donaldson, 39, a self-help … Continue reading

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