The man from Illawarra was accused of illegally obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and luxury goods through complex scams. He has relaxed strict bail conditions and occasionally works at Supercheap Auto.
The police accused the team of cybersecurity and fraud, claiming that 20-year-old Christopher Grant fraudulently obtained at least $150,000 in cash, $200,000 in cars and $20,000 in diamonds. Dozens of businesses in Victoria.
The police accused Grant of using illegal portable handheld jammer technology to steal thousands of dollars from the parent company within two months of 2016, including Wollongong’s fraudulent simple bicycle project. The single transaction amount is $14,400.
According to reports, the scam also targeted other businesses in Illawarra, including Shellharbour’s Masaki Shushi, which lost $10,000 in four transactions, and Wollongong’s Ariels Cafe, which lost $14,000.
At the same time, the police accused Grant of using the device to purchase dozens of luxury items during the same period. These include the $38,000 Gulf, the $37,000 Toyota Hilux, the $30,000 Subaru WRX, the $21,000 Diamond, the $10,000 shooting equipment and drones. $ 7,700. As a result, according to the court’s decision.
Grant was arrested in August 2016. According to reports, the police found nine fake ID cards in his house, including one from the Australian Federal Police.
He was released on Supreme Court bail in October 2016, but was charged with a new charge in March 2017 because he was accused of breaking into an automated cashier in a Woolworths store and changing the prices of various goods. Items or fraudulently placing money on gift cards.
He was released on strict bail again, including in a Kembla Grange residence, reporting to the police twice a day and observing a curfew.
Grant (Grant) testified at the Wollongong District Court this week, demanding that his report be reduced to once a day and the curfew should be extended to allow him to continue his leisure work at Dapto Auto Superaptitude.
The prosecutor opposed the request and pointed out that Grant had a significant criminal history and was sentenced to probation for fraud related to a 2016 felony.
District Court Judge Michael Stoddart (Michael Stoddart) has agreed to relax reporting requirements. However, he added another condition to restrict Grant to one phone call, and he had to allow the police to conduct inspections as required. Grant’s fraud accusation will begin in Burwood local court on May 30.