Illegal Immigrant Accused of Fraud Has been Denied Bail

Preying on the elderly

Illegal Immigrant Accused of Fraud Has been Denied Bail

A 33-year-old illegal immigrant who police have accused of defrauding Toowoomba’s elderly has faced court and been denied bail.

The man accused of defrauding three elderly residents fronted court on the weekend.

The SCAM is believed to have involved people posing as officers of the Australian Tax Office to obtain money from their victims in this case each has been left out of pocket to the tune of $5000.

The accused will be contesting the charges.

Meanwhile as the man’s visa had expired in March 2015 – making him and illegal immigrant, it is now likely that the Department of Immigration would become involved in the case.

He was remanded in custody to appear again for mention back in the same court on April 6.

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