Street Swags charity's founder Jean Madden faces court

Street Swags founder Jean Madden. Toowoomba Chronicle.
Street Swags founder Jean Madden. Toowoomba Chronicle.

A BRISBANE court will today consider who should control the technology behind popular Queensland-based homeless charity Street Swags.

Jean Madden, the non-profit's founder, was charged with one count of fraud on Tuesday.

Ms Madden was bailed to appear before a magistrates court on the criminal charge next month.

However, the 36-year-old Brisbane resident heads to the civil jurisdiction of the Supreme Court today where she and Street Swag board members will argue over who should control the organisation's digital accounts.

Both Fairfax Media and News Ltd reported this week that the former Young Queenslander of the Year took control of the Street Swags website and email system and that she claimed the charity was closed.

Street Swags supplies "durable forms" of bedding to homeless people across Australia. - ARM NEWSDESK

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