A Canberra man who pretends to be an ASIO employee and mistakenly obtained more than $ 700,000 from a contact will face hundreds of charges before the ACT court later this year. month.
Jeremiah Deakin, 30, of Red Hill, was charged with 156 counts of deception and 78 counts of false representation for a Commonwealth official between 2016 and 2018.
ACT police allege that between 2016 and 2018, Mr. Deakin obtained the six-digit funds from a person he knew, “by various deceptive means, including by falsely portraying himself as an employee of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization “.
In a statement, ACT Policing said several search warrants had been issued during the investigation, including one at the man’s home in February.
Following these searches, the police said they had seized a Mitsubishi Triton utility vehicle and three horses under the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003.
Due to the high number of charges requiring a response, counsel for Mr. Deakin was granted a four-week adjournment this morning by the ACT trial court.
The case is scheduled to go to court on July 30.