A FORMER south-west woman charged in relation to a $3.4 million fraud case is being investigated in two or three other Australian states for similar, smaller-scale offending.
Kylie Renee Lynd, 35, who is charged with 61 offences, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday for a bail application via a video link with a women’s prison.
Defence counsel Jonathan Makary withdrew the application for bail after Ms Lynd’s mother’s attempts to provide a surety were unsuccessful.
The case has been set down for a committal hearing in Warrnambool on November 14 and 15.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said he understood police investigations were being conducted into Ms Lynd in two or three other Australian states.
Office of Public Prosecutions solicitor Raeleene Maxwell previously alleged that Ms Lynd wrote out cheques for up to $625,000, then used them to open accounts at financial institutions into which she deposited the cheques and obtained cash advances.
It is alleged Ms Lynd received cash, goods and services valued up to $200,000 and owed $25,000 to 18 businesses in Warrnambool, Hamilton, Macarthur and Casterton.
Ms Lynd has been held in custody since being extradited from NSW in May. Mr Makary is expecting his client will make an application for bail at the end of the committal hearing.