Police officer jailed for claiming other people’s houses in elaborate property scam
A disgraced police officer has become the first female member of the force to be jailed in Victoria after she was caught using obscure laws to effectively steal houses to boost her bogus property portfolio.
- Rossi claimed six vacant properties, worth a total of more than $2.6 million
- The property owners she scammed included a woman who had moved interstate to care for her sick son and a man living in South Africa who inherited a house from his father
- She will have to serve two years and four months in jail before becoming eligible for parole
Rosa Rossi, 57, was sentenced to four years and six months in jail over the elaborate scam, which she orchestrated using manuals she found on the internet.
As part of the ruse, Rossi would pick out empty homes and claim them under the laws of…