Former GC Olympian and wife face court over alleged $1.95M fraud

UPDATE @ 11.00am: Former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks has been granted bail after being charged over an alleged $1.95 million fraud.

The 55-year-old was taken into custody after flying into Brisbane International Airport this morning.

He faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday and was granted bail to fly back to Hong Kong.


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Police allege Brooks was a director of a sports clothing manufacturing company who made dishonest representations about the success of the business in-order to induce a victim to purchase a fifty percent share of the company.

His 45-year-old partner was arrested in Perth last month and also appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today on one count of fraud. Her matter was adjourned until Tuesday.

EARLIER @ 9.00am: Former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks has been arrested over an alleged $1.95 million fraud.

The 55-year-old was taken into custody after flying into Brisbane International Airport this morning.

“The male flew into Brisbane International Airport to surrender after negotiating with detectives to return to Australia,” Qld police said in a statement.

Officers allege the man was a director of a sports clothing manufacturing company who made dishonest representations about the success of the business in-order to induce a victim to purchase a fifty percent share of the company.

Brooks’ 45-year-old partner was also arrested after flying into Perth International Airport on Friday, October 13.

She appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with one count of Fraud. Her case was adjourned until Tuesday.

Mr Brooks is due to face the same court this morning, charged with one count of serious fraud.

EARLIER @ 6.50am: The wife of Gold Coast-based former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks is due to face court today after being charged over an alleged $1.95 million fraud.

The 45-year-old Southport woman was arrested after flying into Perth International Airport on Friday, October 13.

Police say it’s alleged the woman was a director of a sports clothing manufacturing company who, along with other directors, made dishonest representations about the success of the business in order to induce a victim to purchase a fifty percent share of the company.

She has been charged with one count of fraud and is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

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