He was charged with nine fraud-related offences by the WA Police financial crimes squad on Thursday.

State Revenue Commissioner Nicki Godecke said RevenueWA assessed each grant application to ensure the public funds were being directed to the right people.

“Where the information submitted is incomplete or inconsistent, RevenueWA will seek further
evidence from the applicant to clarify the application,” she said.

“However, where it is believed there is an intentional attempt to mislead the WA government, or
where fraudulent documents are lodged in support of a grant application, the matter will be referred to WA Police Force for investigation.”

The building bonus grant scheme is due to end on December 31, 2020.

The accused man, who is yet to be publicly named, is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on October 7.


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