Woman charged with 108 fraud offences allegedly totalling more than 2 million dollars – Lake Illawarra

A woman has been charged with 108 fraud and embezzlement charges, allegedly involving a business in the Illawarra region.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District commenced an investigation on (Friday 5 April 2024) after reports an Illawarra business was allegedly defrauded of almost 2.5 million dollars by an employee between May 2015 and February 2024.

Following inquiries, about 9.45am on (Tuesday 16 April 2024), investigators attended Wollongong Hospital and arrested a 47-year-old woman.

She was conveyed to Wollongong Police Station and charged with 9 counts of embezzlement, allegedly totalling just over $114,500.

Following further investigations, yesterday (Wednesday 22 May 2024), investigators issued the 47-year-old woman with a court attendance notice for an additional 99 fraud and embezzlement charges, bringing the total to 108.

She remains on strict conditional bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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