Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Alleged NDIS fraudster back behind bars

A Sydney woman on bail for alleged fraud offences against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is back behind bars after breaching her bail conditions.

Police have also charged the 42-year-old with attempting to pervert the course of justice after she made contact with witnesses in her case while out on bail.

In September, the woman was charged with 21 counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception and had $5.3 million worth of assets restrained by the Australian Federal Police (AFP). 

The woman was arrested yesterday afternoon by NSW Police officers at Auburn Police Station and has been charged with breach of bail and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Operation Pavo – comprising members from the AFP’s Taskforce Iris, National Disability Insurance Agency and Services Australia, was established earlier this year to target the threat of fraud against the Government’s financial support provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone with information about suspected fraud involving the NDIS should contact the Fraud Reporting Hotline on 1800 650 717.

Reports of other suspected criminal activity, including fraud against other government support measures, can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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