Teens nabbed in Newcastle fraud, theft and break and enter investigation

Two teenagers have been charged over fraud, theft and break and enter offences in the Hunter region.

On Tuesday police executed search warrants at homes on Douglas Street at Wallsend, and Cobby Street at Shortland. The search warrants were part of investigations into multiple offences including fraud, break and enter, motor vehicle theft, and steal from motor vehicles that have been committed during the past two weeks.

Police seized items alleged to be the proceeds of the break and enters, as well as two cars, clothing, car keys and cannabis.

A 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were arrested and taken to Newcastle City Police Station.

The man was charged with 24 offences including 10 counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, four counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and a further four counts of drive conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The man was also charged with three counts of break and enter and two charges relating to be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

He was refused bail at Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday and will reappear at the same court on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old boy was charged with nine offences including break and enter house, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, two counts of take and drive conveyance without consent of owner. He was charged with a further two counts of aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, as well as two counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception.

The juvenile was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Monday September 10, 2018.

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