Wanted fraudster ripping off Queensland businesses

A man who poses as a cigarette or tyre wholesaler before ripping off businesses is wanted by Police.

He targeted a Nerang business back in February and one in Surfers Paradise in March.

Five others have been hit in the past month, in Caboolture, Gympie, Cairns, Toowoomba and Nambour.


In a statement, Police explained how the man (pictured below) goes about his dodgy practices.

“(He) contacts the business in person or over the phone pretending to be a tyre or cigarette wholesaler,” Police said.

“He then attends the business to receive payment in cash and sometimes has arranged for the items to be delivered by a legitimate wholesaler at the same time.”

“He leaves the business with the cash payment whilst the items are unloaded.”

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He is described as having an olive complexion, 177cm tall with brown hair and a large build and speaks with a slight accent.

He is believed to be currently travelling in a white corolla (pictured) although he has used other cars.

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