A woman believed to be the director of two disability services providers been charged after raids on the Sunshine Coast following an investigation by the National Disability Insurance Agency fraud team.
The 36-year-old woman from Caloundra, listed as director of two registered NDIS providers was charged with general dishonesty in relation to alleged offences of fraud to a value of more than $480,000.
"One dollar fraudulently obtained is one dollar that isn't received by those who are entitled to NDIS funding," Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Many NDIS participants rely on their plan funding to access the disability support to which they are entitled, and that support them to lead the life they choose."
Anyone found guilty of fraud against the NDIS faces the prospect of imprisonment.
The woman was served with a notice to attend court.
Australian Associated Press