Woman to face court over $9m money

Thai woman arrested by NSW Police are raid in Strathfield. Courtesy: NSW Police Force

A woman will face court today charged over an alleged $9 million-dollar fraud and money laundering syndicate targeting the Thai-Australian community across NSW.

After an 18-month investigation into fraud and money laundering, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad searched a home and a unit in South Strathfield, in Sydney’s inner west, yesterday morning.

During the searches, officers seized 15 pairs of high-end women’s shoes including brands such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

Designer handbags, including a number of Chanel and Prada items were also seized, along with mobile phones and electronic devices.

A 27-year-old Thai woman was arrested and taken to Auburn Police Station where she was charged with three counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage.

Police will allege in court the woman claimed to be a registered remitter and used social media to advertise inflated rates for exchanging money.

The woman was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-woman-charged-9-million-dollar-money-laundering-syndicate-targeting-thaiaustralians/93deaa9a-e7a4-4c00-9f81-adb62efcad63