Springsure woman facing fraud charges over drought claims

Fraud charges laid on Springsure woman over drought claims


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Police have charged a Springsure woman over drought subsidy claims.

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A SPRINGSURE primary producer, 31, has been charged with 26 fraud related offences. 

Police allege the woman fraudulently obtained subsidies by forging invoices when applying for freight subsidies and the emergency water infrastructure rebate under a drought relief scheme administered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. 

Detectives from State Crime Command and Rockhampton Major and Organised Crime Squad – Rural charged the woman after a lengthy investigation. 

The woman will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on January 24.

She will legally be able to be named once she has appeared in court. 

The story Springsure woman facing fraud charges over drought claims first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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