Ex-Steelers Club general manager Scott Miles fronts court on $1 million fraud charge

Accused: Former Steelers general manager Scott Miles leaves Wollongong courthouse on Monday. He is alleged to have swiped up to $1 million from the Illawarra club between 2010 and early 2017.
Accused: Former Steelers general manager Scott Miles leaves Wollongong courthouse on Monday. He is alleged to have swiped up to $1 million from the Illawarra club between 2010 and early 2017.

Former Steelers boss Scott Miles stands accused of swindling the Illawarra club out of $1 million in a fraud racket that allegedly took place over seven years.

Police charges sheets tendered during Miles’ first court appearance on Tuesday reveal the 51-year-old is facing a single count of dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

The dates of the alleged offence are March 2010 to January 2017. It is alleged the funds comprised a mixture of “credit and cash”.

Miles did not enter a plea to the charge on Tuesday, however his legal team sought orders to have a brief of evidence served on them by mid-August.

Miles refused to answer media questions on his departure from the courthouse.

The alleged fraud was came to light in March when the club announced it had parted ways with Miles amid allegations of fraud involving “a substantial” amount of money.

Miles was issued with a court attendance notice in May. 

The case will return to court on September 6.