Chanel, Prada handbags and Gucci, Louis Vuitton shoes worth thousands of dollars are seized as a Thai woman, 27, is taxed on ‘$ 9 million money laundering syndicate’
- Thai migrants are said to have been the target of scams in New South Wales
- Thai woman from Sydney sued for alleged $ 9 million fraud syndicate
- Allegedly deceived social media ‘remitter’, inflated exchange rates
- Treasure house of designer handbags, shoes, seized from South Strathfield
A Thai woman has been accused of an alleged $ 9 million fraud syndicate after police raids have yielded a wealth of Gucci shoes and Prada handbags.
The woman would be confronted on Saturday at Parramatta Bail Court in Sydney for alleged involvement in a fraud and money laundering syndicate targeted by Thai migrants in New South Wales.
The woman, 27, would have cheated people by asking them high rates to exchange money, using social media to advertise her services.
Police raided a house and unit in South Strathfield in the southwest of Sydney on Friday morning, where they discovered a wealth of designer handbags and shoes, NSW Police said on their website Saturday.
Officers seized 15 pairs of designer shoes, including Gucci, Luis Vuitton and Chanel, police said.
They also found designer handbags from Chanel and Prada along with cell phones and electronic devices, police said.
A Coco Chanel handbag in the box (left) and a Prada handbag (right) were among the wealth of designer handbags and shoes seized Friday in South Strathfield, Sydney. A simple Prada handbag can be sold for more than $ 3000
Police arrested a Thai woman on Friday after robbing a house and a unit in Sydney
A pair of Coco Chanel shoes caught in the raids. Chanel shoes can be sold for more than $ 1000
A simple, small, black Prada handbag can be sold for more than $ 3000.
The NSW police said that Strike Force McKeon investigators of financial crimes started investigating fraud and money laundering investigations in August 2018.
The police arrested the Thai woman on Friday and brought her to the Auburn police station, where she was accused of three counts of unfair financial gain through deception.
The investigation continues and the police have asked everyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1800 333 000.
The police have reminded the public not to report crimes on the social media pages of the NSW Police.
Pictured above: a selection of designer shoes seized by the police
Pictured above: a selection of high-end designer handbags seized by the police
The 27-year-old woman was arrested Friday and stood in court on Saturday for three counts of the unfair financial gain through deception