MAN ALLEGEDLY DEFRAUDS SPORTING ASSOCIATION OF MORE THAN $80,000

An elected official will face Moree Local Court after allegedly defrauding a sporting association of more than $80,000 in the state’s north west.

Police allege the man transferred the funds into his personal account, withdrew cash, and made purchases at several businesses.

Investigators arrested a 29-year-old at his Narrabri home on Tuesday.

He was charged with five counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, making false document to obtain financial advantage, and using false document to obtain financial advantage.

The man has been refused bail.