A former member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday, 2 November 2017) to face charges relating to defrauding the Commonwealth.

The 40-year-old man will be formally charged with 64 counts of dishonestly causing loss to a Commonwealth entity, contrary to section 135.1(5) of the Criminal Code Act (Cth) 1995.

It will be alleged in court that he used his AFP-issued credit card that resulted in a loss to the Commonwealth of a total of $47,270.

He was issued with a summons on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, following an investigation by the AFP’s Professional Standards area.

The AFP is committed to its members behaving at all times in a manner that upholds the AFP’s core values, and the organisation’s reputation and integrity.

All AFP members are required to exercise their powers and conduct themselves in accordance with their legal obligations, and uphold the standards expected of them by Government, the Commissioner and the wider community.