Fraud at child care centre, woman faces charges  

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THROUGH deception, a Campbell woman, conducting fraudulent activity at a Weston child care facility, has allegedly obtained property worth more than $160,000. 

The woman, a 46-year-old, was arrested this morning (February 26), charged with 23 counts of obtaining property by deception.

While the activity was done out of a child care facility, police say that at no time the care of children was compromised.

Police are liaising with Australian government regulators to assist the child care centre to continue operating.

Further investigations are ongoing into the misappropriation of funds which is suspected to be in excess of $480,000.

Police expect to lay additional charges in the coming weeks and do not believe any other people were involved in this activity.

The woman will face charges at the ACT Magistrates Court.

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