Taxi ferries thieves on fraudulent shopping spree

 

A PERTH taxi driver got the shock of his life last month when Toodyay police pulled over his cab in Oddfellows Street.

He had five passengers from Perth on what appeared to be a shopping trip through Midland, Gidgegannup and Toodyay, and was expecting a big fare.

But his passengers turned out to be a gang of thieves who had stolen several thousand dollars from a large number of shops, liquor stores and hotels – including at least four businesses in Toodyay – through fraudulent EFTPOS transactions.

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