- Man, 43, ‘scammed’ his employer more than $400,000 at a Sydney company
- He allegedly faked cancer to be awarded paid days off and money for treatment
- The worker was arrested on Thursday and charged with defrauding the company
A man has been charged after he allegedly faked cancer and was thought to have cashed in sick leave payments as well as money for his ‘cancer treatment’.
The employee allegedly scammed his work for more than $400,000 before they realised he wasn’t sick at all.
The 43-year-old worked for a travel wholesale company in Sydney.
The 43-year-old will appear at Downing Centre Local Court for defrauding his employer for $429,318
The employer is also thought to have handed the man cash payments for his ‘cancer’ treatment.
An audit for the company exposed the ploy and found he had made 82 unauthorised transactions from the company’s business account to his personal account.
The fraudulent payments to his personal accounts totaled at $429,318.
It was reported to police from Sydney City Police Area Command who began the inquiry in to the man.
The man has been charged after he allegedly faked cancer and cashed in 25 days on sick leave from the company he worked for as well as additional payments for his ‘cancer treatment’.
He was arrested on Thursday and charged with defrauding the company.
The man was charged with five counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and granted conditional bail.
He will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 23 May 2018.