Man arrested in NSW following fraud investigation by Victoria PoliceThursday, 31 January 2013 01:21:58 PM
A man wanted in Victoria on fraud offences has been arrested on the NSW Central Coast by officers from State Crime Command’s Fraud and Cybercrime Squad.
An arrest warrant had been issued for the 48-year-old man by Victorian authorities following investigations into allegations of fraud committed against the Health Services Union.
About 1pm today (Thursday 31 January 2013), detectives attached to Strike Force Carnarvon arrested the man at an address in Tuggerah.
He was taken to Wyong Police Station where he is expected to be charged by virtue of the arrest warrant with a fraud offence.
It is expected he will go before Wyong Local Court where a further 149 fraud charges are to be laid.
It is anticipated that Victorian detectives will apply for the man’s extradition to Victoria.
NSW Police media release 31 January 2013
It would appear from photographs now displayed in the mainstream media that either NSW or Victorian police alerted journalists and press photographers to the arrest sometime before it was effected.
3.15pm According to Mr. Thomson's solicitor, being interviewed on ABC News, one of the 149 charges is for the purchase of an icecream.