Qld man accused of using false name to bet on harness racing events

THE Queensland Racing Crime Squad have charged a harness racing participant following a protracted investigation into alleged betting offences committed over a 10-year-period.

The 61-year-old, from The Gap, has been released on bail and will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court next month after being charged with offences against the ‘Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006’.

Police allege that the man opened an on line betting account in a false name to place bets on harness racing events in Queensland and Western Australia.


“There is no suggestion that these offences are in anyway linked to terrorism,” police stressed.

There are no further details available at this time.