Fruit pickers accused of credit card scam

A GROUP of former fruit pickers has appeared in court charged over their alleged involvement in a credit card fraud syndicate.

Two of those accused appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court today and four more are expected to appear this afternoon.

It's alleged the six - who were former fruit pickers - found themselves without money and were recruited into a Malaysian credit card fraud syndicate.

The accused were then allegedly given fake credit cards and sent into Queensland shops to buy gift cards, electronic goods and other items.

Two of those arrested have overstayed their visas.

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