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Police chase fake removalist and vandal in Gympie

Beware fraudsters pretending to be removalists.
Beware fraudsters pretending to be removalists.

POLICE are seeking help to crack a case of wilful damage of a business in Louisa St and a fake removalist who defrauded a Gympie woman.

The business in Louisa St was damaged on Monday, October 26.

It is alleged a male offender sat down on a fence/barrier that was displaying signage out the front of the store. Using a mobile phone, he stood up and walked to the front roller door and kicked it, before leaving on foot.

No entry was gained and no property stolen.

The offender was wearing a T-shirt, shorts (possibly board shorts) and a dark coloured shoulder/bum bag.

The fraudulent removalist is a timely reminder to all regarding the use of non-professional services, police said.

In this case, which started six weeks ago, a Gympie woman hired a supposed furniture removalist through an ad on a popular internet trading site.

She paid a deposit for the service when the fraudster visited her house to inspect the furniture to be moved.

The job was never carried out, however, and despite ongoing correspondence, there has been no service and no refund.

Police say the message to residents is to have a reference for non-professional service providers and never pay a deposit until the day of removal.

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie police




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