Cairns Woman Charged With Identity Fraud Spanning Over Two Years

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A Cairns woman faces a mountain of identity theft and fraud charges, due to be behind bars as she awaits her sentence.

Facing almost 200 fraud and property charges, 44-year-old Skye Louise Rivers has been discovered as the perpetrator of a investigation spreading across two-years.

The woman falsely used identity documents belonging to other people across Cairns and Townsville, from credit cards, driver's licenses and Medicare cards.

Police will investigate further, after the alleged created false accounts such as bank, telephone and credit lines between August 2019 and September 2021.

“Madam, Ms Rivers has matters that are a part-heard sentence before me on a series of, a very substantial number of charges, where the sentence has in fact commenced and the purpose for the matters coming back on here was to determine what the position was in respect of these charges and in fact your agent’s indicated pleas of guilty, and they were to be relisted before me,” Cairns Magistrate judge explained to Rivers' lawyer.

Rivers was originally dealt with 142 of the charges in August, before being slammed with an additional 50 offences this October.

The Cairns woman will spend the Christmas period behind bars before her sentence is heard.

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11 November 2021

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