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Australia’s serial conman’s six-month manhunt ends

Peter Foster went on absconding for 6 months, after being involved in a Bitcoin fraud.

  • Peter Foster, a serial conman finally gets arrested in Gisborne.
  • Peter Foster duped a Hong Kong man in cryptocurrency for over 9 months.
  • Sydney court had ruled Peter Foster as a fugitive on May 20.
Warrant issued for conman Peter Foster | Mandurah Mail | Mandurah, WA
On May 20, 2021, Peter Foster was declared a fugitive by the Sydney Court.

A serial conman Peter Foster has been arrested in Australia, six months after he did not seem in a Sydney courtroom docket over an alleged Bitcoin fraud.

Mr. Foster, 59, is accused of defrauding a Hong Kong guy of A$1.7m (£900,000; $1,2m) in cryptocurrency.

Last yr he changed into arrested in Queensland and extradited to New South Wales, wherein he allegedly went on the run after being given bail.

He changed into arrested withinside the country of Victoria on Tuesday.

Mr. Foster is accused of posing as a person known as William “Bill” Dawson as a part of a web scam.

Police have alleged he acquired cash from the Hong Kong guy in numerous tranches between April 2019 and January 2020, in quantities starting from approximately A$125,000 to $890,000.

He faces more than one charge of dishonestly acquiring monetary benefit with the aid of using deception and publishing fake or deceptive cloth to gain a benefit.

At the time he went missing, he changed into strict bail situations that required him to give up his passport, put on a digital ankle bracelet, and now no longer use the net or a cellular phone.

He changed into additionally barred from leaving his Sydney domestic except it changed into a scientific emergency or he changed into seeing police or his lawyers.

Mr. Foster changed into declared a fugitive after failing to seem in courtroom docket on 20 May.

The Australian Federal Police arrested him on Tuesday close to the metropolis of Gisborne, approximately an hour northwest of Melbourne.

Mr. Foster has formerly been concerned in high-profile preceding scams, maximum extensively concerning former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his spouse Cherie Blair, in 2002.

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