Sunshine Coast country singer Alys Ffion (pictured) has been identified as the artist allegedly exploited by two Mount Coolum residents in a $900,000 scam.
Tonight Seven News have indicated that Mount Coolum couple Tanya Pluckhahn and Aaron Parsons have been charged with fraud.
It was been alleged that the pair “dishonestly obtained around $900,000,” said it would finance Ffion’s career in Nashville and claimed she was the “next Taylor Swift.”
It is claimed that they did all this without Ffion’s knowledge.
The pair allegedly approached people via email to seek investment into the singer’s career, with the playoff being regular payments based on her success in Nashville.
It’s believed that six people have provided information to police, which led to the arrest of a man and a woman earlier this week.
Police allege that one mother with five children lost her entire savings.
They say the money was used to “support lifestyle purposes” and a pizza business.
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“As investors put money into the enterprise, some of the money was then given to some of the other investors to appear to them that they were receiving some funds back, but that wasn’t the case in the long term,” Detective Acting Inspector David Edwards said.
The pair will face court in the new year.
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It appears Ffion has been deeply affected by what has allegedly happened.
Her Facebook page has not been updated since November last year.
So her career aspirations most certainly appear to be on hold.
Sunshine Coast detectives have urged anyone who believes they may also be a victim to contact Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.