A Tasmanian man has been charged with a raft of fraud offences following an investigation by Queensland Police.
The 39-year-old allegedly convinced businesses throughout far north and southeast Queensland to provide him with money under false pretences.
Police allege the man attended several businesses in the greater Cairns Region between Sunday and Tuesday when the offences occurred.
CCTV footage and images of the man at the businesses were used as part of the investigation.
On Monday, police were called to a Babinda business where the man was arrested, taken into custody and charged with 21 offences including 16 counts of fraud, four counts of stealing and one count of attempted fraud.
The charges relate and extend to offences committed from 2014 between Cairns and Gold Coast.
The man was refused bail, remains in police custody and is due to face Cairns Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Police believe there are more victims yet to report similar crimes in the area.
Australian Associated Press