Baldivis man (32) facing fraud charges after alleged Gumtree employment scam

Baldivis man (32) facing fraud charges after alleged Gumtree employment scam

A BALDIVIS man (32) has been arrested after an investigation into alleged false claims of employment.

Canning Vale Local Policing Team officers claim the man advertised on Gumtree for people wishing to be employed as cleaners. When people applied for a position, the man would ask for an upfront cash amount between $600 and $1200, stating the money was required for medical and training costs.

It will be further alleged once the money was paid, the man provided fake training days and medical appointments from a false human resource email account.

The man has been charged with 13 counts of gains benefit by fraud and he is due to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court on July 22.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents, or who has information regarding similar incidents, can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.