Confusion on charges for Patios and Sheds accused fraudster

THE sentencing of a former Ipswich businessman accused of ripping off customers has been delayed after police admitted they may have mistakenly charged him with offences they had agreed to discontinue.

Paul Jason William DeBruin is facing numerous fraud-related charges for his operations in Brisbane and Logan.

Mr DeBruin, who now lives in Hervey Bay, formerly owned Patios and Sheds Ipswich where he was accused of ripping off Ipswich customers.

In a hearing in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday police prosecutor David Gore requested an adjournment of the sentence due to uncertainty around the charges.

Mr Gore said at a court date last year police agreed to discontinue a number of charges in order for Mr DeBruin to plead guilty.

But he said police may have now charged Mr DeBruin with offences they agreed to drop. They matter was adjourned until April 18. - APN NEWSDESK


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