Man charged over NSW bushfire fundraising scam
AN ACCUSED scammer has been charged over a bogus fundraising campaign in the bushfire ravaged NSW Southern Highlands.
Posing as a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer, a 42-year-old man allegedly went door to door, selling raffle tickets to a number of residents at Mittagong and Burradoo.
The region had been under threat for more than a week during last month's bushfire crisis.
Thousands of hectares of land were lost.
During a raid of the man's house on Wednesday police allegedly found part of an RFS uniform and a raffle ticket book.
He was charged with impersonating an emergency services organisation officer, obtain money by deception, dealing in the proceeds of crime and larceny.