A woman from Canberra’s inner north has been charged with 23 fraud offences following the search of a home on Friday morning.

The 46-year-old from Campbell was arrested during the search, as part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent activity at a childcare facility in Weston Creek.

The woman has been charged with 23 counts of obtaining property by deception to the value of more than $160,000.

Further investigations are ongoing into the misappropriation of funds which is suspected to be in excess of $480,000.

Police expect to lay additional charges in the coming weeks and do not believe any other people were involved.

Authorities insist the care of the children was not compromised as a result of this woman’s alleged actions.

Police are liaising with Australian Government regulators to assist the childcare centre to continue operating.

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The woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon.