Allegedly fake broker arrested

Allegedly fake broker arrested

Allegedly fake broker arrested A Victoria-based man who allegedly misrepresented himself as an insurance representative for cash has been arrested after failing to appear for his court summons.

Samuel Tessa, charged with five counts of dishonestly for obtaining a financial advantage by deception, was arrested at Melbourne Airport upon his return to the country on December 26, after he failed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court the week before.

Tessa was charged following an ASIC investigation into his dealings in the Melbourne automotive repair industry, where he allegedly acted as a broker to dishonestly receive payments he claimed were required for insurance premiums.

Tessa has been granted conditional bail, and is set to reappear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on March 29.

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