A Queensland senior constable has been charged with fraud after being accused of taking colleagues’ money for a lotto syndicate but not entering the draw.
A policeman who allegedly ripped off his workmates by taking their money for a lotto syndicate but not entering the draw has been charged with fraud.
Scott Alexander Barker, 47, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with pilfering $15,000 over ten years from colleagues who were in a Golden Casket lotto syndicate.
The senior constable from North Brisbane District Traffic Branch was the sole manager of the group, which was set up in 2003 with 11 members.
Members contributed $6 per fortnight in the hope of winning big, but it’s alleged Barker was pocketing a disproportionate amount of the dividends.
It’s claimed he stopped entering the group in the draw altogether in 2006.
The alleged scam was discovered after other members became suspicious at the lack of winnings.
Barker has been suspended from official police duties.
His case was adjourned for two months so a forensic accountant can analyse the evidence.
The matter will return to court on May 28.