Former Vantage Building Group project manager Scott Anthony Woods allegedly used $70,000 worth of product and subcontracting to renovate his own house.
Former Vantage Building Group project manager Scott Anthony Woods allegedly used $70,000 worth of product and subcontracting to renovate his own house.

Project manager allegedly ripped off $70k from Vantage

A project manager who allegedly ripped off $70,000 from a major Coast construction firm has faced court.

Eerwah Vale man Scott Anthony Woods was charged with fraud after Vantage Building Group reported the alleged offence to police.

The 54-year-old had been employed by the company for a "substantial" amount of time and was working as a project manager, Sunshine Coast Criminal Investigations Branch officer-in-charge Daren Edwards said earlier this month.

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"We allege that in his position as a project manager over the last 12 month period, he received $70,000 worth of product and subcontractor work at his own private premises, which he wasn't entitled to," Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards said.

He said the alleged offence was reported to police after company audits.

"At this stage (the charge) is fraud, with a circumstance of aggravation due to the nature of the amount," he said.

"We allege it's over $70,000 worth of product and labour being used.

Vantage Building Group have been responsible for constructing some of the region's high profile developments including the $16m project Essence of Cotton Tree, the $7.6m Buderim Central and the $3m Plaza One development.

Mr Woods faced Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

His matter was briefly mentioned before being adjourned until March 22.



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