Third person charged in Dept of Communities corruption probe

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POLICE have charged a woman over her involvement in alleged corruption within the Department of Communities.

Last month, former Department of Communities executive Paul Whyte and his co-accused, physiotherapist Jacob Anthonisz, were charged with corruption.

Police allege Whyte and Anthonisz raised false invoices for more than $2.5 million in payments to two shell companies.

Now WA Police, as part of a joint investigation with the Corruption and Crime Commission, have charged a 45-year-old Beechboro woman with nine counts of official corruption.

It will be alleged that she acted in concert with the two men already charged.

The woman is not a State Government employee.

She will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on December 16.