September 27, 2021

Police lay charges after nearly $180,000 obtained through email scam – Cybercrime Squad

Cybercrime Squad detectives have charged a woman after nearly $180,000 was allegedly netted through a business email compromise scam.

In June this year, detectives from State Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Urban to investigate after more than $178,000 was obtained from a Commonwealth government agency through an email compromise scam.

Initial inquiries revealed that an altered invoice had been sent to a legitimate business for payment through an email scam.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 43-year-old woman at Kings Cross Police Station just before 8pm yesterday (Thursday 2 September 2021).

She was subsequently charged with recklessly deal with proceeds of crime.

The Potts Point woman was granted strict conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Cybercrime Squad Commander,…

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