Jannali man charged with fraud over shipping containers

A Jannali man has been charged with fraud-related offences following an investigation into an alleged online scam.

From July 2019, Sutherland Shire Detectives commenced inquiries after they became aware of a man allegedly not fulfilling online market place purchases of shipping containers.

About 7.55am yesterday, officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command attended an address on Georges River Road, Jannali, and arrested a 47-year-old man.

About 1.30pm police executed a search warrant on the same address and car where they seized a number of digital devices which will be sent for financial forensic testing.

Police will allege the man accepted more than $13,000 from six people over a seven-month period, claiming the man did not provide any of the goods or services as agreed.

He was taken to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with seven offences including six counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage etc by deception, and recklessly deal with proceeds of crime.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Sutherland Local Court on Thursday, 13 February 2020.