Melbourne Woman Charged in Alleged Facebook Marketplace Scams

The woman is accused of deceiving at least 20 victims across Australia.

A 37-year-old woman from Donvale, Melbourne, has been charged following an investigation by Victoria Police into a series of alleged scams on Facebook Marketplace.

The woman is accused of deceiving at least 20 victims across Australia.

According to Victoria Police, the woman offered high-end fashion items for sale on social media from April to May this year. However, it is alleged that after receiving payments from customers, she failed to deliver the goods, keeping the money instead.

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“The deceptions amount to thousands of dollars,” police stated.

The woman was arrested by detectives on 12 June at her Donvale home and has been charged with 25 counts of obtain property by deception.

She was granted bail and is scheduled to appear at Ringwood Magistrate’s Court today.

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