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Man reported for attempting to dissuade witnesses

22 Jan 2020 4:48pm

This afternoon officers from the Cybercrime Investigation Section attended the Adelaide Remand Centre and reported a 33-year-old man for attempting to dissuade two witnesses from providing evidence in relation to being victims of deception offences.

The accused is currently on remand for 69 counts of aggravated deception where it is alleged the man was involved in the management of victim’s self-managed superannuation funds and was acting as their investment manager. https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police-news-assets/front-page-news/superannuation-scammer-charged#.XifnaigzZOQ

It will be alleged the man took steps to have victims in the matters not proceed with allegations against him.

Detective Sergeant Martin Burke of the Cybercrime Investigation Section said, "South Australia police will not tolerate any course of conduct to dissuade or attempt to dissuade a witness from providing evidence and will take positive steps to ensure the integrity of any Court proceeding".

For more information about superannuation scams and money smart tips, please visit:

www.moneysmart.gov.au/scams/superannuation-scams

www.moneysmart.gov.au/superannuation-and-retirement

If you believe you have been scammed or for more general information, please visit: www.scamwatch.gov.au

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