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Qld teen on Vic tennis match-fix charge

AAP logoAAP 5/01/2017

A Queensland teenager has been charged with match fixing at a tennis tournament in regional Victoria.

Bookmakers helped detectives with their investigation into the tournament in Traralgon in October 2016.

Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit detectives on Thursday charged the 18-year-old by summons with engaging in conduct that corrupted a betting outcome.

He's expected to appear in Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court on March 2.

Police haven't confirmed which tournament was targeted but the Latrobe City Traralgon ATP Challenger event was held in late October with prize money totalling $US50,000 ($A68,500).

Assistant Commissioner Neil Paterson says Victoria Police are determined to target match fixers and those who corrupt betting outcomes.

"Match fixing is one of the fastest growing organised crime types across the world at the present time," he said in a statement on Thursday.

Former Australian professional tennis player Nick Lindahl was given a 12-month good behaviour bond and fined $1000 in April last year after being found guilty of fixing a match in 2013 and attempting to conceal the evidence.

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