Operation Lima Violin II Update – 24 February 2016
A 34-year-old Broadbeach Waters man has also been arrested today following a joint Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) taskforce that is investigating serious organised fraud and money laundering offences.
The arrest of the 34-year-old man follows six people being arrested this morning on aggravated fraud and money laundering offences. (see previous media release)
All seven people arrested today have now been formally charged.
A 52-year-old Upper Coomera man, a 32-year-old Upper Coomera woman, a 21-year-old Pimpama man, a 36-year-old Helensvale man and a 34-year-old Broadbeach Waters man have been charged with aggravated fraud contrary to section 408C(1)(d) of the Queensland Criminal Code 1899 and money laundering contrary to section 250(1)(a) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002.
A 32-year-old Robina man and a 39-year-old Upper Coomera woman have been charged with aggravated fraud contrary to section 408C(1)(d) of the Queensland Criminal Code 1899.
All seven are expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this afternoon.
It will be alleged the companies linked to the frauds are:
- HBB Australia / Australian Home Based Business (AHBB) / UK Home Based Business (UKHBB)
- Lay Trading Solutions (LTS) / E-Wealth Trading / Electronic Trading Solutions / Golden Cove
- Tropical Point / Pegasus Trader
If members of the public believe they may have been defrauded through any investment in the above companies and have not previously contacted investigators, they may make contact by emailing investigators at the following address: [email protected]
As the investigation remains ongoing, it is not appropriate for the CCC or the QPS to comment further.