Cronulla man, 64, charged with 35 offences of fraud, including identity theft, dating back to 2001

A Cronulla man has been arrested by detectives investigating identity theft and other fraud offences totalling more than $1.3 million and dating back to 2001.

The man, 64, was charged with 35 offences.

A police spokesman said Strike Force Yan was established by officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command in March this year to investigate fraud offences, including identity theft, in the Sydney area and interstate dating back to 2001.

About 10am on Thursday, police went to a home in Ischia Street, Cronulla, and arrested the man.

He was charged at Miranda police station with multiple offences, including:

  • Three counts of making a false statement to obtain money.
  • Ten counts of knowingly deal with proceeds of crime with intent to conceal.
  • Seven counts of making a false instrument with intent.
  • Six counts of using a false instrument.
  • Two counts of dishonestly obtaining property by deception.
  • Six counts of making a false document to obtain financial advantage.
  • One count of possessing a  prohibited drug

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Friday.

Police inquiries continue.