Bunbury woman charged over Nigerian romance scam

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A 53-year-old woman is being accused of money laundering involving an online romance scam.

Technology Crime Services investigators have charged the Bunbury woman as a result of an investigation into money laundering.

It will be alleged after gaining a male victim’s trust online, the woman requested him to forward a sum of money to her in Bunbury.

On receiving these funds, the woman forwarded them onto a scammer in Nigeria.

The matter was reported to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network who provided information to police.

As a result, the woman was charged with one count of dealt in proceeds of crime – money or property worth $10,000 or more.

She is due to appear in Bunbury Magistrates Court next month. 

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