A Harrington Park man has been charged after multiple people were allegedly defrauded when purchasing animals via an online marketplace this year.
It is alleged that the man advertised dogs and cats - including a French Bulldog, Labrador and a Ragdoll kitten- for sale online between April and July this year.
On four occasions people allegedly paid money to the man for the animals, however they never received them.
Police were alerted and Camden Police Area Command detectives commenced an investigation.
A 24-year-old man was arrested at Narellan Police Station at 8am yesterday (Monday, July 27) following extensive inquiries.
The man was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.
He has been refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today.
Inquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact investigators.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.