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Source: Eyewatch - Campaspe Police Service Area

Lockington Men Charged

Lockington Men Charged

Source: Eyewatch - Campaspe Police Service Area

The 19 and 80-year-old men were charged last month

Two Lockington men have been charged following an investigation into alleged fraudulent cattle sales.

The investigations by Campaspe Crime Investigation Unit (CIU) detectives found the sales led to a fear of a blue tongue outbreak in Victoria in 2017.

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The men, aged 19 and 80, were charged last month with attempt to obtain property by deception relating to the sale of three heifers destined for the live export market in 2017.

Campaspe CIU and Agricultural Liason Officer, Detective Senior Constable Jason Hare, said committed to investigating crime related to the farming industry.

"We know that these kinds of incidents can have serious ramifications for the farming community which impacts on the reputatin of the Victorian agricultural industry," he said.

"Police take these reports very seriously and we want to reassure the farming community that all incidents are being investigated to the full extent."

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