Port Lincoln man has bail refused

COURT: Paul Peter Romeo will reappear in court in April.
COURT: Paul Peter Romeo will reappear in court in April.

A Port Lincoln man facing deception and fraud charges has been refused bail.

Paul Peter Romeo, 51, was arrested following a police investigation into alleged dishonesty and fraud offences relating to the sale of rainwater tanks across Eyre Peninsula and a search of his Port Lincoln business.

Bail proceedings were delayed several times to allow for a home detention assessment, before Mr Romeo was refused bail via video link in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on December 20.

The defence previously sought home detention in Adelaide at his family home and then, after that was found to be unsuitable, endeavored to find another address before the hearing.

Mr Romeo was charged in late November with three counts of making false pretense of identity, five counts of deceiving to benefit self, one count of threat of property damage and six counts of passing valueless cheques, which totalled more than $9300.

He will reappear in Port Augusta Court on April 24.