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Woman charged with allegedly defrauding Nowra based not for profit organisation

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A woman has been charged with a number of alleged fraud offences which have cost a not for profit government welfare organisation based in Nowra around $370,000.

The 29 year old woman bought 163 mobile phones between March and September last year.

158 of these were delivered to her home address and a further five were delivered to a hotel in Sydney where she stayed for a period of time.

Police will allege the woman then allegedly on-sold the phones through various online marketplaces and social media.

The organisation paid a telecommunications company around $59,000 in monthly contract charges, a further $93,000 to pay out contracts and more than $218,000 for the handsets.

The woman was arrested at Wyong Police Station yesterday and charged with dishonestly obtain property by deception.

She's been granted strict conditional bail and is due to face Nowra Local Court on Monday December 16.