NSW Police smashes telco fraud syndicate

Summary:New South Wales Police has charged three people for 182 alleged claims of fraudulently obtaining mobile phones and tablets.

The New South Wales Police has charged two men and one woman over entering into telecommunications contracts using false information to obtain AU$200,000 worth of mobile phones and tablets.

The police and Telstra's fraud investigation unit had been looking into mobile phone and tablet purchases made by a larger group beyond the three between March 2012 and January 2013, and the police today charged the three with 182 offences of using false documents to obtain property.

All three were granted bail to appear in court in June and July.

The NSW Police said that in total, it has charged five people in relation to the alleged syndicate, and said that further arrests are expected to be made.

Topics: Telcos, Mobility

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