Yesterday a 51-year-old man from Annandale (Townsville) was charged with further fraud and stealing offences following an ongoing investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).
The man, who is a former employee of Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, was arrested in Townsville and charged at Townsville Police Watch House with 58 fraud offences and one offence of stealing as a servant. The offences are alleged to have occurred between June 2014 and July 2019. He was bailed and is expected to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on 7 April 2020.
As the investigation remains ongoing and this matter is now before the court, it is not appropriate for the CCC to comment further.
The man was previously charged by the CCC in June 2019. See previous media release (https://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/news/council-employee-charged-fraud-offences)
The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.