Man charged over NSW bushfire fundraising scam

AN ACCUSED scammer has been charged over a bogus fundraising campaign in the bushfire ravaged NSW Southern Highlands.

Posing as a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer, a 42-year-old man allegedly went door to door, selling raffle tickets to a number of residents at Mittagong and Burradoo.

The region had been under threat for more than a week during last month's bushfire crisis.

Thousands of hectares of land were lost.

During a raid of the man's house on Wednesday police allegedly found part of an RFS uniform and a raffle ticket book.

He was charged with impersonating an emergency services organisation officer, obtain money by deception, dealing in the proceeds of crime and larceny.


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