1 February 2023

Two charged over alleged property and fraud offences

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Work by the Proactive Crime Team has led to multiple charges being laid. Photo: NSW Police.

A man and woman have been charged with alleged property and fraud-related offences following an investigation in Wagga over the weekend.

Officers attached to Riverina Police District’s Proactive Crime Team commenced an investigation after reports of thefts from motor vehicles, as well as the alleged theft of a Mazda CX5, in Gobbagombalin on Sunday evening (29 January).

The stolen vehicle was later found burnt out on Roach Road in Mooring, at about 12:40 pm the following day (Monday 30).

Following inquiries, police attended a unit on Marshall Street in Ashmont, and arrested a 25-year-old man, at about 11 am yesterday (Tuesday 31).

He was also subject to a firearms prohibition order and during a search of the unit, police seized ammunition, clothing relevant to the investigation, a passport and jewellery believed to have been stolen as well as logbooks belonging to an allegedly stolen vehicle, and property from a vehicle reported stolen from Ashmont on 20 January.

Later the same day, police attended a neighbouring property where they arrested a 38-year-old woman, who police allege was also in possession of stolen property.

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Both were taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where the man was charged with 11 offences including five counts of dishonestly obtaining property by deception; two counts of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner; drive conveyance taken without consent of owner; two counts of larceny and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

Police will allege in court that credit cards were stolen from the vehicles and used at multiple service stations and businesses in the Wagga area.

The man was refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (1 February).

The woman was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, and one count of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle).

She was granted conditional bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday 12 April.

Inquiries continue.

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