Case Summary:

Strike Force Roche was established by several police districts within the Northern Region to investigate alleged fraudulent claims for bushfire disaster relief and small business grants through government agencies.


Unnamed 28-year-old woman from Lake Macquarie

Crime and Charges:

  • dishonestly obtain financial benefit by deception.

Police will allege:

A woman will face court next month after being charged with alleged bushfire-related fraud offences in Lake Macquarie.

Police will allege in court the woman fraudulently obtained a $10,000 grant through a bushfire small business support scheme.

To date, Lake Macquarie detectives have charged five people under Strike Force Roche.

Investigations under the strike force are ongoing across multiple police districts in the Northern Region.

Bail and Court Dates:

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Toronto Local Court on Tuesday 1 December 2020