North West men charged with $360,000 flood fund fraud

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated January 18 2022 - 3:48am, first published 12:01am
MOCS Rural investigators inspected a large pastoral property to investigate if the alleged expenditure relating to the grant claims had occurred.

Detectives from the Cloncurry Major and Organised Crime Squad Rural have charged two men from North West Queensland with fraud offences after they allegedly accessed over $360,000 through fraudulently claiming disaster assistance funding.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.