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Bundaberg man jailed for flood appeal fraud

By Frances Adcock, Wednesday May 22, 2013 - 17:17 EST

A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulently claiming money from the Queensland Flood Appeal.

The Bundaberg Magistrates Court heard Arthur Dynevor used a flood-affected resident's address in North Bundaberg to claim $4,000 from the appeal.

Police arrested him in March after discovering only one resident lived at the stated address, not four.

Dynevor pleaded guilty to the fraud charge, and admitted using the money to gamble and buy alcohol.

In sentencing, the magistrate said Dynevor had taken money away from devastated residents who had lost everything.

He will be eligible for parole in two months.


- ABC

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