Tag Archives: Victoria Police Fraud Squad

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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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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BIKIE LEADER HAD ROLE IN TRUCKER FRUAD, COURT TOLD – Wednesday April 10 2013

– The Victorian president of the Comanchero motorcycle gang, Amad “Jay” Malkoun, led efforts to conceal from authorities trucks and other assets at the centre of a multimillion-dollar fraud, a court has heard. The court also heard that Steve Iliopoulos, … 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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WOMAN JAILED OVER CREDIT CARD SCAM – Thursday February 28 2013

-She helped catch a corrupt Victorian Fraud Squad detective but a Malaysian woman recruited by an international crime syndicate to help steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from Melbourne businesses has been jailed for at least 21 months. Hundreds of … 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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UNION BOSS TELLS OF DEAL – Monday February 11 2013

– A former union boss says he has told police that in 1995 he was approached by a builder seeking payment for renovations on a home then  owned by Julia Gillard. Former Australian Workers Union Victorian secretary Bob Smith said … Continue reading

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THE POLICE HAVE DONE ME WRONG – Thursday February 7 2013

– A defiant Craig Thomson is facing damaging criminal charges that he misused $42,800, allegedly using union credit cards to pay for prostitutes, R-rated movies and ATM withdrawals. As the Gillard Government continues to reel from the scandal, Victoria Police … Continue reading

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