Man charged with car theft, fraud offences in Grafton

A MAN of no fixed address has been charged with a string of matters including car theft and credit card fraud, after being identified by an off-duty police officer in Grafton.

About 8am yesterday, the 51-year-old man, who was wanted for property theft matters, was seen in Memorial Park.

When Grafton police arrived to speak to him a a short time later, it is alleged he gave them with a false name.

The man was taken to Grafton police station where his identity was confirmed. He then assisted police with their enquires into recent property theft matters.

It is alleged he committed a break and enter offence in the Casino area, as well as a number of cheque fraud matters from that break and enter.

He is also allegedly responsible for a theft from a motor vehicle in the Grafton area, a number of credit card fraud matters related to that stealing, and stealing a car and unlicensed driving.

The man was charged with break, enter and steal, five counts of obtaining benefit by deception, stealing, motor vehicle theft and driving unlicensed.

He was bail refused and will re-appear at Grafton Local Court on Tuesday, March 1.



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