A consultant for a leading beauty firm has faced questions about why she was allegedly involved in a scam to defraud investors and then charged with fraud.
Key points:The businesswoman allegedly defrauded investors in a scheme involving an alleged investment of $10 millionIn December last year, the woman was charged with one count of fraudThe woman was also accused of attempting to hide the businesswoman’s identityThe woman has pleaded not guilty to the chargesThe woman, who has not been named, has been accused of defrauding investors by using her expertise to help clients create an online portfolio of skin care products, including one allegedly made from stolen blood.
Her name is Angela Lee and she allegedly worked for a beauty business called RoseRose Beauty and Cosmetics and was paid $5,000 to $10,000 for her services.
The scam allegedly involved a company called Rose RoseRose, which was founded by Ms Lee and her husband, Robert.
The business was allegedly registered in Australia and used her name, which had been stolen from her mother, to create a fake website.
A month later, Ms Lee allegedly made $2 million from the business, which the court heard was worth $20 million at the time.
Ms Lee’s husband was arrested and charged with a fraud offence.
She was charged and bailed out by the Federal Court in November last year.
Ms Li said she was aware of the alleged scam but it was her understanding that there was nothing she could do about it.
“I have no idea why she has been charged with the charges,” she said.
“But I can tell you it is my understanding that it was an honest mistake and she made a mistake and the whole thing was not her fault.”
She said she had been advised by the police to go to a lawyer but she could not afford it.
She said her client would be going to trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Perth on November 28.
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