Man accused food fraud totalling more than $1m

A LAIDLEY MAN has been charged following an investigation into alleged company fraud activities totaling more than $1 million.

Officers from State Crime Command's Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) charged the 41-year-old on Wednesday.

The investigation, known as Operation Quebec Oblivion, focused on the role he allegedly played with companies involved in supplying meat for human consumption and also for the pet food industry.

"It is alleged the man operated three companies and was responsible for failing to deliver product, impersonating another person (named as a director of the company) in order to obtain finance, and conducted dishonest dealings," police media say.

"It is alleged the offences were committed over a period from May 2016 to September 2018."

The man was charged on Wednesday with five counts of fraud.

Major and Organised Crime Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Jim Lacey said it was a long and protracted investigation.

"It is certainly a great result for MOCS (Rural). We would encourage anyone wishing to report any similar matters to speak with police," he said.

A second man, aged 64 from Waverley, was charged with one count of fraud for his alleged involvement in one of the offences.

The 41-year-old man appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.

He was bailed to appear before the court on December 17, 2018.