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Man accused of stealing his mum's ID for $10,000 and a car

AN ALLEGED identity thief, who was wanted throughout south-east Queensland, has fronted the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court charged with more than 40 fraud offences.

Adam John Hughes, 29, is accused of masquerading as various businessmen and setting up accounts in their name to access car and food products.

Police will allege that most recently, Hughes went as far as stealing his mother's identity, taking out a $10,000 GE money loan and buying a car on her finance.

On another occasion, acting as a different person, he allegedly claimed more than $1000 worth of meat.

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Hughes was wanted for questioning over a series of fraud offences committed at Deception Bay, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast when he returned to Hervey Bay where he is understood to be living at a Urangan home.

Late last month, he drew the suspicion of staff at a Hervey Bay real estate agency, when he purported to be linked to property giant Mirvac.

A call to police confirmed Hughes was wanted and when he returned to the office, detectives swooped.

He fronted the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court briefly on Friday and was remanded in custody until next year.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  fraud, hervey bay, hervey bay magistrates court, mum



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