A man is accused of scamming more than $24,000 by lodging multiple fraudulent claims for bushfire disaster relief on the NSW mid-north coast.
In February detectives began investigating allegations of fraudulent claims for bushfire disaster compensation made by a 23-year-old man.
On Sunday police were called to a home in Kempsey following an unrelated domestic incident and arrested a 23-year-old man.
He has been charged with more than a dozen offences involving fraud and theft as well as stalking and intimidation.
Police will allege in court the Kempsey man lodged several bushfire disaster relief claims through both government and not-for-profit agencies and fraudulently obtained $24,500.
He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Tuesday.
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