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Aberdare woman accused of shocking bushfire grant fraud

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An alleged disaster fraudster accused of a $300,000 bushfire and COVID-19 relief funding scheme has been granted bail despite the court hearing that she was set to be hit with more charges.

Ellen Louise Howard, 32, was on Wednesday granted bail by the NSW Supreme Court as she gets set to face a raft of charges.

The court heard that Ms Howard, from Aberdare in the Hunter Region, is alleged to have successfully obtained $104,000 and was attempting to obtain a further $258,000 in government and charity disaster relief funding.

She has been…



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