Fraud charges, Sunshine Coast

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Sunshine Coast detectives have charged two people after allegedly conducting a fraudulent scheme on the Sunshine Coast in 2016.

It is alleged the group dishonestly obtained around $900,000 to finance the career of a young Australian singer based in Nashville, without her knowledge.

The pair would allegedly approach individuals through word-of-mouth to seek an investment into the singer's career in return for regular payments based on her success.

The money obtained was allegedly used to make small payments to others within the investment scheme.

Six people have provided information to police which led to the arrest of a man and a woman on December 2.

A 41-year-old woman and 44-year-old man, both Mount Coolum residents, were charged with five counts each of fraud.

They are both due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on January 6, 2020.

Investigators believe more people have been targeted by the group and are urging them to come forward to police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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