Two men have been charged with fraud after allegedly stealing credit cards from properties in Mereweather and The Junction.

Newcastle Police has been investigating property crimes occurring in Merewether, The Junction and Cooks Hill, which have seen an increase in property theft in recent weeks.

Police were in The Junction in the early hours of Wednesday morning investigating several offences from recently stolen credit/bank cards.

A 42-year-old Rutherford man was charged with several offences including five counts of fraud from stolen cards, obtaining stolen property.

A 54-year-old Rutherford man was charged with stealing, entering a vehicle, fraud, dealing with proceeds of crime and Break and Enter.

All of the offences were committed in the Merewether and The Junction area.

Both offenders were bail refused and will appear in Newcastle Court onWednesday.

Police are continuing enquiries to ongoing property crime in this area.