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Australian serial scammer Peter Foster has been arrested six months after he failed to appear in Sydney court for alleged Bitcoin fraud.
Foster, 59, is accused of defrauding a Hong Kong man out of A $ 1.7 million (£ 900,000; $ 1.2 million) in cryptocurrency.
Last year he was arrested in Queensland and extradited to New South Wales, where he allegedly escaped after being granted bail.
Peter Foster Arrested and Charged
He was arrested in the state of Victoria on Tuesday.
Foster is accused of impersonating a man named William “Bill” Dawson as part of an online scam.wikipedia
Police have alleged that he received money from the Hong Kong man in various installments between April 2019 and January 2020, in amounts ranging from AU $ 125,000 to AU $ 890,000.
He faces multiple charges of dishonestly gaining a financial advantage through deception and posting false or misleading material to gain an advantage.
At the time he disappeared, he was under strict bail conditions that required her to surrender his passport, wear an electronic ankle bracelet, and not use the Internet or a mobile phone.
He was also forbidden to leave his home in Sydney unless it was a medical emergency or he was seeing the police or his lawyers.
Mr. Foster was declared a fugitive after failing to appear in court on May 20.
The Australian Federal Police arrested him on Tuesday near the town of Gisborne, about an hour northwest of Melbourne.
Foster has previously been involved in previous high-profile scams, particularly those involving former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair, in 2002.