Glamorous ex-bank worker, 26, accused of a $590,000 fraud scheme is arrested inside a flashy Sydney venue wearing a skin-tight onesie and designer slides
- Ex-banker Sara Diaz Sukkar was arrested and charged over alleged fraud
- Anauthorised bank transactions were allegedly made between 2015 and 2018
- Detectives swooped on Diaz Sukkar at a venue on December 9 and arrested her
- Diaz Sukkar was handcuffed and loaded into a police van donning a grey onesie
- The alleged fraudster muttered ‘ew’ as she was put into the back of the van
- Investigators also arrested a 29-year-old Prestons woman on Wednesday
A glamourous former bank worker has been arrested and charged over an alleged $590,000 fraud scheme.
In May last year, NSW Police begun investigating a criminal syndicate allegedly involved in defrauding a bank.
Unauthorised bank transactions valued at $590,000 had allegedly been made from various accounts between February 2015 and October 2018.
Detectives swooped Sara Diaz Sukkar, 26, at a Sydney venue on Wednesday December 9 and arrested her. A 28-year-old man was also taken into custody.
Detectives swooped on Sara Diaz Sukkar at a venue on Wednesday December 9 and arrested her
Anauthorised bank transactions valued at $590,000 had allegedly been made from various accounts between February 2015 and October 2018
Diaz Sukkar and a 29-year-old man were charged over their alleged roles in fraudulent bank transactions valued at nearly $350,000
Diaz Sukkar was handcuffed and loaded into the back of a police van donning a tight, grey onesie and designer gold slides.
She could be heard muttering ‘ew’ as she stepped into the van’s holding cell.
The pair were charged over their alleged roles in fraudulent bank transactions valued at nearly $350,000.
Investigators also arrested a 29-year-old Prestons woman at a business at Pitt Street just after midday on Wednesday.
Officers searched a business in Liverpool where computers and documents including identification in various names and loan applications were seized.
The woman, who is a former bank employee, was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged 15 offences including;
She was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court on Thursday.
Financial Crimes Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Linda Howlett said investigators dismantled the alleged criminal syndicate.
‘It will be alleged in court that this woman used her employment to facilitate unauthorised fraudulent bank transactions valued at nearly $600,000 over a two-year period,’ Det Supt Howlett said.
‘This includes nearly $350,000 allegedly siphoned from an elderly individuals’ retirement and personal accounts – essentially stealing all of their savings.
She was loaded into the back of a police paddy wagon donning a tight, grey onesie and designer slides. She could be heard muttering ‘ew’ while inside
In May last year, NSW Police begun investigating a criminal syndicate allegedly involved in defrauding a bank. Pictured: Sara Diaz Sukkar, 26
‘Criminal offences of this nature are not only financially debilitating, but also emotionally distressing for victims, and anyone involved in stealing the hard-earned wages and savings of others is disgraceful.
‘The methods used to obtain the funds involved a high degree of planning. They were complex, of a large monetary value and designed in a way to concealed and abuse the trust of her employer and customers.
‘Investigations of this nature are extremely complex and involve working in close collaboration with financial institutions to uncover the full extent of the alleged crimes committed.’