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A woman has been charged with fraud offences in relation to financial gain for an illness at Casino.

It is alleged in August 2014, a 35-year-old woman told her employer she had a rare form of cancer and required specialist treatment overseas.

A number of fund raisers were held by the local community in conjunction with her employer. In December 2014 and the woman travelled overseas using the money raised.

Police will further allege that in 2015 she began full time employment with her Sydney based employer.

The following year, the woman claimed she had contracted ovarian cancer and chronic myeloid leukaemia. Again, her employer assisted with another series of fund raisers.

The woman was arrested and charged yesterday. It will be alleged in court that the fundraisers raised a total of $45,000.

She was charged with use false document to obtain financial advantage, make false document to obtain financial advantage by deception, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception (x4).

The woman granted conditional bail and will appear in Casino Local Court on 18 April 2018.


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