Man refused entry at Queensland border and charged with fraud

A man travelling from NSW to Queensland has been charge $4,000 after police have alleged that he fraudulently filled out his border declaration.

Around 11am yesterday (Wednesday, 8 July), officers at the Griffith Street border control check point intercepted a bus and spoke with a 43-year-old male passenger to verify his border pass.

According to Queensland police, ‘His declaration indicated he was travelling from New South Wales to Queensland for essential medical treatment’.

Police will allege the Sydney man was in possession of false identification, did not require medical treatment and had completed the border declaration fraudulently.

The man was refused entry to Queensland and issued with an infringement of $4,003 for failing to comply with the COVID-19 Border Direction.

Since 12pm on Friday, 3 July, 2020, anyone entering Queensland has been required to complete a border declaration pass.

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