Two Balonne Shire men face goat fraud charges
TWO men are facing 108 charges in relation to stock theft and the fraudulent sale of goats.
Roma and Charleville Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squads (SARCIS) made the arrests on the weekend, after an ongoing six month investigation in to the offences in the Dirranbandi, Bollon and Wyandra areas.
Police have charged a 45-year-old Dirranbandi man and a 34-year-old Bollon man with a total of 108 charges.
These include 27 charges relating to the suspected stealing of stock, 27 charges relating to the fraudulent sale of goats, 27 charges relating to the uttering of false documents and 27 charges relating to the entering of false information on waybills/movement advice forms.
Both men have been bailed to appear in the St George Magistrates Court on Tuesday, March 14.
SARCIS officers advise that it is illegal for anyone to muster, capture, move or remove any stock, including goats, without the consent of the land owner or legal custodian.
This includes stock routes, town commons or reserves under the control of the local government authority.
Anyone with information which could assist police is urged to contact Detectives at the Roma Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad on 07 4622 9350 or Charleville Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad on 07 4650 5521.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.