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Woman charged over $95k fraud from Aboriginal organisation

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Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

A woman will appear in court next month over alleged fraud offences involving an organisation representing Aboriginal issues in the Northern Rivers.

It’s alleged between 21 June 2018 and 30 June 2018, a 58-year-old woman made eight withdrawal transactions into her personal bank account.

Officers from Richmond Police District were contacted and commenced an investigation.

About 10am on Monday 30 July 2018, police attended a home on West Street, Casino, and arrested a 58-year-old woman.

She was taken to Casino Police Station and charged with eight counts of obtain financial advantage by deception.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday August 22.


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