North Haven man charged over bushfire fraud – Strike Force Roche

first_imgNorth Haven man charged over bushfire fraud – Strike Force Roche Detectives have charged a man over an alleged fraud relating to bushfire support recovery grants.In April 2020, Strike Force Roche was established by several police districts within the Northern Region to investigate alleged fraudulent claims for bushfire disaster relief and small business grants through government agencies.Following extensive inquiries, a 31-year-old man was issued a Court Attendance Notice at Kempsey Police Station about 10am today (Saturday 6 March 2021), for two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.Police will allege in court that the man fraudulently obtained two NSW Government grants, receiving a total of $20,000 in April 2020.The North Haven man was granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 21 April 2021.Investigations under Strike Force Roche continue. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, bushfire, business, court, disaster, Force, fraud, Government, Haven, investigation, Kempsey, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Police, police, Port Macquarie, Small Business, strikelast_img read more