Tag Archives: fraud

SCAMS FLEECE COUNCIL OF UP TO $1 MILLION – Sunday June 23 2013

– A fraud investigation at Stonnington Council has found that corrupt staff and contractors could have stolen up to $1 million, which has raised serious governance concerns at the embattled municipality. Doubts have also been cast over the council’s recruitment … Continue reading

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PM’S EX-BOYFRIEND SLAMS MUCKRAKERS – Saturday June 22 2013

– Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend Bruce Wilson has hit out at people pursuing the Australian Workers Union scandal, accusing them of having “borderline” obsessive compulsive disorder and telling them to “get a real job”. As Victorian Police continue to probe the … Continue reading

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GRAFT UNIT ARRESTS MONTREAL MAYOR – Wednesday June 19 2013

– Mayor Michael Applebaum faces 14 criminal charges, including fraud and breach of trust, after being arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption taskforce. The charges are linked to two real estate transactions that involved “tens of thousands of dollars” in illegal payments … Continue reading

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POLICE SEEK APPROVAL TO USE DOCUMENTS – Tuesday June 18 2013

– Victoria Police will seek to use documents taken from prominent law firm Slater & Gordon in framing potential criminal charges over the Australian Workers Union slush fund scandal. Fraud Squad detectives are expected to appear before a Melbourne magistrate … Continue reading

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SCAM HITS THE ELDERLY – Tuesday June 11 2013

– Elderly Victorians are increasingly being scammed online, with latest police figures showing fraud is soaring by more than 20%. The head of the state’s Fraud Squad warned that pensioners were key targets of international lottery, dating and banking scams. … Continue reading

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FAKE ID CASH GRAB – Tuesday May 28 2013

– Detectives are hunting a man who used a fake ID to withdraw $200,000 from a Melbourne bank account. They say he walked into a Dandenong bank branch in March and took out the sum in a bank cheque. The … Continue reading

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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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MERCHANT OF DEATH’S CRONY SENT BACK TO FACE US JUSTICE – Sunday May 26 2013

– A man accused of being the financial brains behind convicted international arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited from Australia to the United States. Syrian-born Richard Chichakli, 53, had been living in Melbourne under an alias and working as … 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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