Police are investigating an incident where someone allegedly purchased a phone under a fake name.
Police are investigating an incident where someone allegedly purchased a phone under a fake name.

Phoney iPhone fraudster evades huge Optus bill

POLICE are investigating after a person allegedly used a fake name to buy a smartphone.

The unknown person purchased an Apple iPhone XR from the online Optus store and had it sent to a property in Thabeban.

When the phone arrived at the address, it was accepted and signed for by the offender.

After allegedly failing to pay the bills, the offender now owes a total value of $1,756.38 to Optus.

Police said the suspect, who gave a false name and date of birth to Optus when the purchase was made and delivered, appears to live in Gympie.

If anyone has any information, please contact Policelink on 131-444.



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