A specialist crime unit has charged an Illawarra woman with more than a hundred offences following a fraud investigation.
In November, Lake Illawarra Technology Crime Unit launched an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity by a 33-year-old Unanderra woman.
In November, police searched the woman's home on Central Road and seized a large number of bank cards in various names, blank driver licences, drugs, mobile phones, computers and a motorbike reported stolen in May 2019.
Police allege the woman used the identification of multiple people across the state to obtain personal loans, fuel cards and mobile devices without their permission, as well as forge medical certificates to avoid performing unpaid community service work.
She was arrested and charged with several offences, including four counts of making false documents to influence exercise of public duty and deal with identification information.
She has now been charged with an additional 106 offences, including:
- Possess equipment to make ID information and commit indictable offence;
- Possess and deal with identity information to commit indictable offence;
- Make and use false document to obtain financial advantage;
- Dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception;
- Access/modify restricted data;
- Supply prohibited drug; and
- Possess instructions for manufacture of prohibited drug.
The woman has been refused bail since November 2019 and is next due to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday.
Other offenders relating to the investigation are still outstanding and are being targeted by Lake Illawarra Technology Crime Unit.