Senior Gold Coast police officer charged with perjury over nepotism scandal

UPDATE 5:05 PM | GOLD Coast Superintendent Michelle Stenner has officially been suspended from the Queensland Police Service after being charged with perjury.

The 44-year-old senior officer was charged with three counts of perjury and one of misconduct in a public office today after she allegedly lied under oath during a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

FIRST 1:00 PM | A SENIOR Gold Coast police officer has been charged with multiple perjury offences following an investigation by the corruption watchdog into a nepotism scandal that has rocked the Queensland Police Service.


Superintendent Michelle Stenner was arrested on the Gold Coast this morning and formally charged with three counts of perjury and one of misconduct in public office, News Corp reports.

It’s understood Supt Stenner was charged after allegedly lying under oath about her involvement in securing a job at a local police station for the daughter of her boss, Gold Coast Chief Superintendent Terry Borland.

Amy Borland stepped into the role of a property officer at Broadbeach police station in 2016 before being promoted.

News Corp first broke the news of the scandal in its papers in May this year after an official complaint was lodged with the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

In a statement, the CCC said it has advised the Ethical Standards Command within the Queensland Police Service and, as the matter is now before the court, will not provide any further comment.

According to the Courier Mail, the two senior ranking officers have been on sick leave since last month.

After being charged, Superintendent Stenner was granted bail and released from the Southport Watchhouse.

It’s understood she’ll appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 21.