Highlands News

Property, fraud & traffic offences at Berrima

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A man has been charged with a number of alleged property, fraud and traffic offences, following a vehicle stop at Berrima.

Around 2:30pm yesterday, Officers from Highway and Traffic Patrol stopped a Holden Commodore in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway after it was clocked exceeding the speed limit by more than 50km/h.

A search of the man’s vehicle, uncovered electronic equipment including iPads, a laptop, keyboard, headphones and computers which are believed to have been stolen from a school in Alexandria the previous day.

Further checks revealed the man’s vehicle had allegedly been fraudulently bought in Canberra earlier in the week.

The man also allegedly failed to pay for accommodation in Bowral between January 17 and 20.

The 28-year-old was arrested and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station, where he was charged with exceed speed (over 45km/h), drive whilst disqualified, receive stolen property, possess property stolen outside NSW and fraud.

He was refused bail and is due to appear before Campbelltown Local Court today