'Fake' NSW financial adviser to face court


A bogus Sydney financial adviser who allegedly spent his clients' life savings on gambling is due to face court after being charged with the fraud.

Police began investigating the man's Woollahra-based finance and investment company late last year after three people, all aged over 70, reported losing large amounts of their invested money.

It's alleged the 34-year-old sole director used the funds, valued at approximately $750,000, for gambling.

He was arrested on Tuesday after police raided a home on Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, seizing several documents.

The man was charged with three counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and was refused bail to appear in Central Local Court on Wednesday.

His company has since been deregistered.