Prosecutors have again asked for an adjournment in the case against a Riverina cattle breeder accused of defrauding farmers of millions after another alleged victim came forward.
Corey Dean Ireland, whose listed address is in Kyeamba, has been accused of multiple counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.
The matter was mentioned in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday, but Mr Ireland was not required to appear as he was legally represented.
A solicitor for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions asked Magistrate Christopher Halburd for another adjournment citing that another "victim" had come forward.
"This is a matter that involves a number of fraud offences," the solicitor said.
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"A further victim was identified about a month ago.
"We are seeking a further four weeks for charge certification."
Mr Ireland has not yet entered any pleas to the 13 counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception levelled against him.
Prosecutors are alleging that Mr Ireland on-sold cattle that did not exist, were deceased prior to purchase or had been on-sold without their knowledge.
Each of the offences that he is accused of range in value from $45,000 to $605,000.
As part of their investigation, officers searched a rural property at Kyeamba in December 2019 and seized computers and documentation.
More than 400 Angus cows and calves were also inspected. Mr Ireland remains on bail and the case is due to return to court on July 7.
Magistrate Halburd acknowledged the matters were "really old" and involved "complexity".
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