Astrophotographer faces charges for stealing $23K from photo association

Astrophotographer faces charges for stealing K from photo association

A (previously) respected astrophotographer from Queensland, Australia, has been sentenced to two years of suspended imprisonment for defrauding the Professional Photographers’ Association of Queensland (PPAQ) out of AU$23,000 (approximately US$16,200 / £13,00) over three years, having Photoshopped financial reports and forged bank statements.

Mark Culley was said to be in a position of trust as the president and treasurer of the PPAQ, and his committed crimes of fraud and theft were carried out subtly by transferring large sums from the association’s bank account directly into his own.

Steve Liem

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