Improper use of service decorations, Brisbane
Detectives in Fortitude Valley have charged a 52-year-old Greenslopes man after he allegedly used fake service and academic awards to conduct business operations.
Police will allege that in multiple interactions with business customers between January and April 2021, the man fraudulently claimed to be the recipient of service awards including the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and Officer of the Order of Australia Officer (AO). It will also be alleged the man falsely declared academic credentials.
It will be further alleged the man used these awards and credentials to gain access to several events and in an attempt to organise meetings for his artwork business.
In a search of his residence on April 30 police will allege they…