A MAN has been charged with identity fraud following a routine traffic stop on the Hume Highway.
About 2.15pm on Thursday, Southern Region Traffic & Highway Patrol Command officers were travelling south near Goulburn, when they stopped a white Mitsubishi Magna.
Officers spoke with the male driver who allegedly produced a NSW driver’s licence. Inquiries were made with the RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) which established that the licence number and identity were fraudulent.
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Further inquiries were then made with officers from Macquarie Fields Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, who also stopped the same vehicle in early July. An alleged fraudulent driver’s licence was also produced to officers during that traffic stop.
A search of the driver located another three allegedly fraudulent NSW driver’s licences and a fraudulent Medicare card.
The man was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station where his identity was established as being a 28-year-old man from Braddon in the ACT.
Records show the man is currently disqualified from driving until July 2018 from offences allegedly committed in the ACT.
Traffic & Highway Patrol Command officers charged the man with 12 offences allegedly committed during the two traffic stops; exceed speed over 20km/h, use false document to influence exercise of public duty (x5), unlawfully possess thing that resembles Australian driver licence (x4), and drive while disqualified (x2).