A Malvern East man has been charged by Victoria Police following an alleged deception in the wool industry.
The alleged offences occurred in early October in the western suburbs of Melbourne where false information regarding wool descriptions and samples for testing was provided.
Man charged with obtaining property by deception
Two Victoria Police Agricultural Liaison Officers (AGLO) have charged the 51-year-old man with one count of obtaining property by deception.
He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on April 10, 2015.
Victoria Police said it has a network of 48 AGLOs across the state. The liaison officers are recognised as having high levels of knowledge, skills, interest and expertise to deal with livestock theft and farm-related crime, Victoria Police said.
The role of the AGLOs includes investigations, providing advice to other police members, establishing and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders and maintaining an understanding of the trends, issues and concerns within their local areas.
Source: Victoria Police
It will be very interesting how this story pans out. Especially after the debacle that was B.W.K.- Elders Australia P/ L V Westgate Wool Company P/L through 2001 to 2004.