Woman charged with $1 million fraud of sports club

A 58-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly defrauding a sporting club of more than one million dollars in the state’s south.

In a statement, NSW Police said that earlier this week, detectives from Murray River Police District commenced an investigation after a sporting club based along the Murray River reported anomalies in financial records.

“Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 58-year-old woman at Mulwala Police Station on Tuesday,” NSW Police said.

She was charged with 27 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege the woman, who was employed as a financial officer at the time, transferred more than $1.1 million from the club to multiple offshore bank accounts between December 2020 and January 2021.

The woman’s employment with the sporting club has since been terminated.

The Victorian woman was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Corowa Local Court on February 17.