McCurdy stands down from Shadow Ministry

By Rodney Woods

Member for Ovens Valley and Cobram local Tim McCurdy has stood down from his Shadow Ministry roles after been charged by police.

A spokesperson for Victoria Police confirmed that the 55 year-old was charged with four counts of making a false document, four counts of use a false document, attempt to obtain property by deception and obtain property by deception.

Mr McCurdy claimed his innocence in a statement.

"Victoria Police has notified me this morning that I have been charged with a number of alleged offences that relate to a property sale conducted before I entered Parliament, when I was a real estate agent," he said.

"I am innocent of these allegations and I await the opportunity to defend myself in court and clear my name.

"As I prepare to have these matters heard in court, I am today stepping down from my Shadow Ministry responsibilities."

Mr McCurdy held the roles of Shadow Minister for Sport, Veterans and Gaming and Liquor Regulation.

He will appear at the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on April 24.