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Couple on mortgage fraud charges in NSW

A couple has been charged over their alleged roles in a $900,000 mortgage fraud, which was uncovered as part of an ongoing probe into organised criminal activity across Sydney.

Police say they searched an Auburn house in March this year and seized documents, including fraudulent payslips, used in a $897,600 mortgage application for a western Sydney property.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on September 12 and charged with participating in a criminal group, concealing a serious offence and hindering the investigation of a serious indictable offence.

He is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on October 4.

A 33-year-old Auburn woman has been charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on October 22.

Police say further arrests and charges are expected.

© AAP 2018