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.