Casino women accused of fraud offences totalling $80,000

THE former chief executive and administrative assistant of the Casino Boolangle Local Aboriginal Land Council are being investigated for alleged fraud offences, totalling almost $80,000.

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry next month as part of the investigations into Linda Stewart and Veronica Skinner.

ICAC has alleged that between June 1, 2010 and October 12, 2011, Ms Stewart and Ms Skinner defrauded the Casino Land Council by issuing fraudulent invoices and certifying documentation to enable them to cash cheques drawn on the land council's bank account for their own benefit.

Ms Stewart has also been accused of defrauding the land council for her own benefit between October 13, 2011 and September 5, 2012.

The alleged fraud totalled close to $80,000.

ICAC's public inquiry will be start on Wednesday, May 4 at 10am and will be held in the Commission's hearing room on Level 7, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney.

The ICAC Commissioner, Megan Latham, will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Scott Robertson.

The inquiry is set down for three days.



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