Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

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

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wintry end to autumn for Australia's southeast

13:47 EST

It's going to be a chilly end to autumn in Australia's southeast, with three cold fronts set to sweep through during the six days.

Odds favour Perth having drier, warmer winter than average

10:13 EST

Perth residents have been heralding the arrival of winter after heavy rainfall over the weekend and significant fog blanketed Perth city this week.

Another foggy start for Brisbane

15:20 EST

Flights were diverted from Brisbane Airport this morning as fog once again shrouded southeast Queensland.