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FRAUD CHARGES LAID OVER ALLEGED MISUSE OF DROUGHT CHARITY FUNDS

A man has been charged with fraud offences, after allegedly purchasing personal items with money that was donated to benefit drought-stricken farmers.

Following a donation event at a Lake Macquarie park in July 2018, police allege a man intimidated another person after they spoke to him about the expenditure of funds.

As a result of inquiries, a 36-year-old man was arrested at a home on Fourth Street in Boolaroo, at around 8am yesterday.

Police also allege personal items were purchased with some of the money raised, and that a senior constable was harassed during their investigation.

The man has been charged with a range of offences including obtaining property by deception, stalking, intimidating a police officer, and resisting an officer in execution of duty.

He is scheduled to appear at Belmont Local Court next month.

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