Police have released vision of the moment Identity Security Strike Force Officers arrested a man who used a fraudulently altered Australian passport to allegedly withdraw $300,000 from banks in Sydney all in one day.
In October last year, The Identity Security Strike Team in assistance with NSW Police Force and the Australian Federal Police, launched an investigation after discovering a number of bank accounts had been accessed using fraudulently altered Australian and Indonesian passports.
Last November, a fraudulently altered Indonesian passport was seized at a bank in Sydney CBD.
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Following ongoing investigations, on Monday officers arrested a 24-year-old man at a home in Hurtsville.
He was taken to Hurstville Police Station and charged with 12 counts of fraud and two counts of deal with identity information.
Police will allege in court the man had used a fraudulently altered Australian passport to fraudulently obtain more than $300,000 from banks in one day.
He was granted bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 29 November.
Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis, State Crime Command’s Fraud & Cybercrime Squad Commander, said investigations are continuing.
“As part of our ongoing inquiries, we have released images of two men we believe may be able to assist the investigation,” Det Supt Katsogiannis said.
“We urge the community to have a look at the images and contact us if they can provide any information to assist.
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