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Three women charged under the Public Health Act

Detectives from Task Force Sierra Linnet have charged three women for allegedly providing false information on their Queensland border declarations.

Police will allege that all three women travelled to Victoria and deliberately provided misleading documents at the Queensland border.

A 19-year-old Heritage Park woman, a 21-year-old Acacia Ridge woman and a 21-year-old Algester woman have all been charged with one count each of providing false or misleading documents – Section 364 of the Public Health Act (maximum penalty – 100 penalty units or $13,345) and fraud (dishonestly gain benefit / advantage) – Section 408C(1)(d) of the criminal code (maximum penalty five years’ imprisonment).

Police can also confirm that all three women are now cooperating with QPS and Queensland Health officials.

A criminal investigation is also being undertaken by Task Force Sierra Linnet investigators which is unrelated and not connected to the alleged travel to Victoria.

All three women are currently in quarantine and are due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 28.

There is no further information available at this time in relation to the ongoing criminal investigation.

The Queensland Police Service is committed to ensuring everyone complies with public health directions and will continue to enforce restrictions at the border.

The Queensland Entry Declaration can be accessed at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass.