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Alleged cruise scammer has matter mentioned in court

Wendy Janine Baulch, 51, is accused of defrauding a Maryborough business of more than $93,000 that police allege she partly spent on a luxury ocean cruise.
Wendy Janine Baulch, 51, is accused of defrauding a Maryborough business of more than $93,000 that police allege she partly spent on a luxury ocean cruise. Dan Peled

A GOLD Coast woman who allegedly defrauded a Maryborough business out of $93,000 to fund a luxury cruise has had her matter mentioned in court.

Wendy Janine Baulch, 52, did not appear on Monday in the Brisbane Magistrates Court where her matter was adjourned.

Ms Baulch was arrested last month in Sydney before being extradited to Queensland where she was charged with fraud and computer-hacking-related offences.

It is alleged Ms Baulch gained access to the Maryborough business via a phishing scam email which subsequently provided access to the company's funds.

It is further alleged she used the money she acquired to pay for a flight to Florida and a ticket aboard a luxury cruise from Miami to Sydney.

Police also allege she had booked a further leg aboard the cruise from Sydney to Myanmar.

Ms Bausch was arrested as the cruise docked in Sydney before its departure to Asia.

Her matter will be back before Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 18.

- APN NEWSDESK.

 

Topics:  court crime cruise fraud



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