A MAN accused of an $83,000 fraud on a local netball club has been released on bail by a court to attend rehabilitation.
Kasey Brian Hilderson is accused of defrauding the local men's netball association in Narrabri, while he was leading the organisation.
The 29-year-old was arrested at a Narrabri home this week after a seven-month investigation by Oxley detectives.
He was taken to Narrabri police station and questioned by officers about the allegations before he was charged with seven offences.
He spent one night in custody at the Moree police cells before appearing via video link in Tamworth Local Court for his bail bid.
In his bail application, Hilderson, through his lawyer, offered to live in Narrabri with his family member, unless he is staying in residential rehabilitation.
Magistrate Peter Thompson found the conditions could mitigate any unacceptable risks and granted the release, conditionally.
Hilderson will have to report to local police three times-a-week; and be subject to an overnight curfew.
He's prohibited from contacting any prosecution witnesses; must not enter any licensed premises; and had to post $500 surety to secure his release.
Hilderson's been charged with five counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception; making a false document to obtain financial advantage; and using a false document to obtain financial advantage.
Mr Thompson has ordered Hilderson to enter pleas to the charges when the case returns to Narrabri Local Court later this month.
It's the police case that 29-year-old Hilderson, while an elected official of the men's club, transferred funds into his personal account.
He's also accused of withdrawing cash, and making purchases at several businesses.
Detectives will allege in court he defrauded the association of more than $83,000 between November 2018 and August 2019, when police were alerted.
The association contacted officers when it discovered anomalies in its financial records. Detectives then took charge of the case.