A man and a woman in Darwin have been charged with criminal deception over an alleged Ponzi scheme which duped investors out of about $800,000.
NT Police say the alleged offending involved investors buying a share of an automatic teller machine that either didn't exist or was owned by someone else.
A 32-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have been charged with seven counts of criminal deception and were expected to appear in the Darwin Local Court on Friday.
Detective Superintendent Karen Sanderson said investigators believe there might be other victims of the Ponzi scheme.
"We urge anyone who has invested in an ATM in the past two years, who may have concerns about their investment, to please contact police," she said.
Supt Sanderson said anyone who used the ATMs in question for transactions had not been affected by the scam.
Australian Associated Press
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