Man extradited to NSW accused of fraud

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A man has been extradited from Western Australia to NSW after being accused of defrauding a vulnerable man of more than $400,000.

In June 2020, NSW detectives from Cumberland Police Area Command began investigating reports a 58-year-old man had been defrauded of a large sum of money.

Police say the man, who has an intellectual disability, was befriended by a work colleague who went with him to a bank numerous times between November 2014 and January 2016 and coerced him into withdrawing money.

The man realised more than $435,000 had been withdrawn from his account in early 2020 and went to police.

Last month, detectives were granted an arrest warrant for a 52-year-old man living in WA.

With the help of WA Police, the man was arrested on Monday at a home in Kelmscott and applied for his extradition.

He was extradited to NSW on Wednesday and charged with knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime and dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

He was refused bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday.

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