PHOTO: Real Estate Agent Hakan Kutup
The former Century 21 Wollongong real estate agent Hakan Kutup faced Wollongong Local Court yesterday.
Kutup faced court on fraud allegations.
He has been charged with 27 offences.
Lake Illawarra detectives, with the assistance of the Office of Fair Trading, commenced an investigation in August into the alleged actions of Kutup.
Hakan Kutup, formerly of Century 21 Ultimate Wollongong, told the local paper, The Illawarra Mercury he would be fighting the charges in September.
Lake Illawarra detectives allege Kutup, 53, made false documents that claimed he had sold numerous properties and as a result would be entitled to the commission.
The alleged false documents included photo-shopped emails and letterheads purported to be made from solicitors and conveyancers located in the Illawarra, police allege.
They also include fabricated contracts of sales, fabricated agency agreement documents, false signatures and false bank deposits for the business that ran out of 4/ 74 Kembla St, Wollongong after being set up in 2009.
The documents were allegedly submitted to Paidonexchange Pty Ltd – a business that, for a fee, provides real estate agents their entitled commissions from the property up front, removing the need for the real estate agent to wait for the settlement.
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