Conman Peter Foster Faces New Charges with False Irish Passport
Feb 28, 2017 04:05 AM EST
Peter Foster is considered as a career criminal from Australia, who has been jailed in America, Australia and Britain. Recently the conman has been facing new charges after the police in an investigation dug up a false Irish passport in his backyard.
It turns out that Peter's house was raided on Saturday, at Ewingsdale near Byron Bay. The police figured out that he had buried a fake Irish passport while he was plotting to flee the country. Peter has been a well experienced criminal over the past years. The buried passport shows the name Kevin McMullan but holds Peter's face, Courier Mail reported.
The police had been aware for more than a year about Peter obtaining the fake passport, but they were not able to find it, they also discovered a driver's license in the same name. Peter is held captive in NSW as he was arrested for fraud this month. Since then has been planning to apply for bail.
Finding the passport is will help the police to oppose his release, plus the criminal has a long history of going on the run. During the raid they also found documents from his sport betting scam hidden in the furniture. Later on they figured that the passport was in the name of a 63 year old New Zealand born man.
Peter has spent his life in and out of jail and some of his closest associates are ready to provide statements to the police. The discovery of the passport is a strong evidence for people to turn him in; the criminal will appear in a Sydney court later on this week for his earlier fraud changes, Press Reader reported.
Apparently, Peter was aware of the arrest and he was plotting an escape before the police got to him. Based on reports Peter was to escape to Vietnam through Norfolk Island and his ultimate plan was to board a luxury yacht, which he bought for $1 million by using the stolen money from an STC victim.