The wife of Gold Coast Olympian accused of $1.95m fraud

A Gold Coast-based former Olympic swimmer has found himself in hot water, following the arrest of his wife on fraud allegations dating back to 2008.

Linda Brooks was placed in handcuffs and escorted from Perth International Airport on Friday.

Police are now hunting Neil Brooks, who was part of the Mean Machine relay swim team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. It’s believed he’s still in Bali.


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It’s alleged Ms Brooks was a director of a sports clothing manufacturing company who, along with other directors, lied about the success of the business to induce someone to purchase a fifty percent share of the company.

The 45-year-old faced Perth Magistrates Court on Friday in relation to the alleged $1.95 million fraud offence.

“Crimes of this nature are serious, and for those who deliberately try to take advantage of others, our message is simple – you will be caught, and you will face prosecution,” Detective Inspector Melissa Anderson said.

Ms Brooks has been granted bail to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on November 13.

A warrent for her husband remains.

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