Man charged with close to $40,000 of alleged fraud

A man will face court next month after allegedly defrauding a Newcastle business of close to $40,000 over a one year period.

In September 2019, detectives from Newcastle City Police District commenced an investigation into several alleged fraudulent transactions at a business on Lang Road, Broadmeadow between September 2018 and September 2019.

Following extensive inquiries, yesterday (Wednesday 16 October 2019), a 48-year-old man presented to Newcastle Police Station where he was arrested.

Police will allege the man, who was an employee at the time, fraudulently obtained $38,620.30.

He was charged with steal property as clerk/servant more than $15,000 and dishonestly obtain property by deception. He was granted conditional bail to face Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Investigations are continuing.