Veterans’ charity Walking Wounded under investigation over alleged $1.3 million fraud

Queensland police are investigating allegations that a charity set up to help Afghanistan war veterans was defrauded of $1.3 million.

The 7.30 program last night revealed concerns by some veterans and families of soldiers who died in Afghanistan that money donated to the charity, Walking Wounded, was not used for stated aims such as counselling and rehabilitation services.

In response to the story, the head of the Australian War Memorial has also called on the founder of Walking Wounded, Brian Freeman, to return a Roll of Honour listing the names of soldiers killed in the conflict.

7.30 can now also reveal that a detailed complaint against Mr Freeman and Walking Wounded was lodged with Queensland police in February.

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