Police claim Baldivis manager stole almost $70,000

POLICE have charged a Baldivis man in relation to multiple stealing offences worth almost $70,000.

Major Fraud Squad detectives claim the stealing offences occurred between November 2013 and November 2014.

During this time the man was employed as the Western Australia State Manager for a car service centre.

It will be alleged that he falsely induced franchisees to pay costs associated with the running of their business when those costs had already been met in their franchise agreement.

Police claim he issued false invoices directing the payments to his personal bank account.

It will be further alleged he also induced non-preferred suppliers to pay the business a rebate, which he also directed to his personal bank account.

Police claim he received $68,175.

A 53-year-old man has been charged with 26 counts of stealing. He is due to appear in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Monday, October 5.