Friday, December 8, 2023

Man, 57, charged over string of scam deliveries

Sunshine Coast police have charged a 57-year-old man following an investigation into a string of alleged fraudulent deliveries and scams.

The Burnside Heights man has been charged with 22 counts of obtain property by deception and two counts of attempt to obtain property by deception.

The charges follow several reported incidents where businesses and residences were approached by someone purporting to be a delivery driver who required cash up front before goods could be provided, however the man allegedly left with the money without handing over any items, Queensland Police said in a statement.

It was also reported the man allegedly sold goods at bargain prices before fleeing with cash without handing anything over.

It is understood the incidents occurred at properties across St Albans, Sydenham, Flemington, Prahran, Thornbury, Werribee, Gisborne, Dromana, Pakenham, South Morang, Briar Hill, Macleod, Broadford, and Seymour throughout December 2022 and January 2023.

He has been remanded to appear before Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on March 20th.

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