Energy company employees arrested following fraud investigation

Four men have been arrested and charged following an investigation into alleged fraud offences in Sydney last year.

It’s alleged that, between 3 September 2015 and 10 October 2015, the four men signed up 286 fictitious customers to an energy company.

As a result, the four men were granted bonus payments.


Newtown Police were notified in December 2015 and, following inquires, arrested the men in Bankstown, Campsie and Lakemba on Monday morning.

Two men, aged 25 and 30, ere taken to Bankstown Police Station, while the two other men, aged 25 and 27, were taken to Campsie Police Station.

They were each charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Granted conditional bail, three of the men – aged 25, 27 and 30 – will appear at Newtown Local Court on Thursday 28 July.

The second 25-year-old man will appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 2 August.