Toowoomba Men Granted Bail: $20 Million Fraud Charges

Facing significant jail time

Toowoomba Men Granted Bail:  $20 Million Fraud Charges

Two Toowoomba men could face lengthy jail sentences if convicted of fraud.

Toowoomba’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) has played a huge role in one of the departments most high profile cases.

Yesterday the Toowoomba men were arrested in Brisbane appearing before the Brisbane Magistrates Court for allegedly taking money from a water program - to the tune of $20 million.

Police allege the Toobeah farmer and the farms Chief Financial Officer, over a period of seven years, altered invoices and various other documents.

The 43-year-old man has been charged with six counts of fraud (dishonestly induce delivery of property value of/over $30,000) and six counts of fraudulently produces/uses any record which is false.

A 53-year-old man, an employee of the farming group, has also been charged for his alleged involvement in the lodgement of the fraudulent claims committed after his commencement with the company is 2013.

He has been charged with four counts of fraud (dishonestly induce delivery of property value of/over $30,000) and four counts of fraudulently produces/uses any record which is false.

Both men have been granted bail.

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