54-year-old woman charged with money laundering

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A  Tasmanian woman has been charged over an international money laundering scheme involving millions of dollars. Police say the women from Magra on the outskirts of Hobart processed $455,000 through her account in the 12 months up to February 2015 and a further $1 million has since been intercepted.

Detective Sergeant Gen Hickman said the woman also used family members to transfer an additional $1.7 million out of Australia.

‘She developed elaborate stories as to why the money was going into the accounts when queries were made by the banks,’ the detective said in a statement on Wednesday. The woman has been charged with dealing in the proceeds of crime and will face court on a date to be confirmed.

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