A joint investigation between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and the Australia Criminal Intelligence Commission Perth, targeted an international fraud syndicate, who allegedly were planning to commit fraud offences and use compromised credit card details to steal $45,000 dollars in off shore transfers.
It was found the syndicate had registered five Australian companies, leased multiple business premises, opened multiple personal and business bank accounts and had acquired multiple bank issued merchant point of sale machines (eftpos terminals).
Search warrants were executed at units on Palmerston Street in Perth.
It is alleged during the search officers located and seized several eftpos terminals,merchant receipts, airline boarding passes, Western Union money transfer receipts, financial documents, electronic devices and mobile phones.
Four men, aged 25, 27, 28 and 35 years have each been charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence and appeared before the Perth Magistrates Court today.
The investigation is ongoing.