POLICE | Man, 31, brought back from Cairns to face 12 timesheet-scam charges

Generic image. Picture: NSW Police
Generic image. Picture: NSW Police

A man, 31, has been extradited from Cairns following an investigation into over $25,000 allegedly obtained through fraudulent timesheets.

Last month, Liverpool detectives launched an investigation into claims a man, employed as a casual truck driver, had scammed money for work not performed.

Police allege he used his manager's digital signature to fraudulently approve timesheets between May and August.

The timesheets were submitted and the man was allegedly paid $29,561.

Following inquiries, police learned he was currently living in Cairns in Queensland.

Last Tuesday, September 17, Liverpool detectives travelled to Cairns and, helped by Queensland police, took the man into custody.

On arrival back in Sydney, he was taken to Liverpool police station and charged with dishonestly and deceitfully getting financial advantage (x 12).

He was refused bail to be in Liverpool court later today, Thursday.