A former Bandidos bikie boss was accused of faking his social media posts to give the impression to his followers and ex girlfriend that he lives a life of luxury.
Brett ‘Kaos’ Pechey was once so cash-strapped and desperate for funds while on the run from police that he begged his granny for $25,000, but recent Instagram posts suggest he came into money.
The 33-year-old often shares photos to Instagram flashing a lavish lifestyle, and on Wednesday he posted an image of five Louis Vuitton shopping bags implying he had gone on a spending spree.
But according to ex-bikie Matthew Watson, who was once regularly seen in Brothers 4 Life clothing and had an affiliation with the gang, the image Pechey posted was one he had found on Google search.
Mr Watson performed a reverse image search on the platform and adamantly told his followers Pechey’s life of luxury isn’t all that it seems.
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Pechey – a former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president – split with fiancée and Instagram model Rikki Louise Jones earlier this year (pictured together)
Matty Watson pointed out the image was taken from Google after performing a reverse image search
Watson shared Pechey’s post and the subsequent Google search to his own Instagram account
Mr Watson shared Pechey’s post and the subsequent Google search to his own Instagram account.
Pechey – a former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president – split with fiancée and Instagram model Rikki Louise Jones earlier this year, and has been showing off his new assets on social media.
A separate source told Daily Mail Australia Pechey’s newfound obsession with sharing ‘untrue posts’ online boiled down to his determination to make his ex jealous, and to sustain his growing follower count.
He recently uploaded an image showing a receipt for the apparent purchase of a $160,000 Range Rover Sport, but the source said the likelihood of the car actually being Pechey’s was slim.
‘The cars he posts aren’t his either, it’s all for his followers and to make his ex jealous… to show her that he’s ‘doing well’,’ the source said.
‘He hasn’t worked in years.’
Pechey captioned the post ‘New Car feels’ and accompanied it with the middle-finger emoji as well as a winky-face.
The ex-bikie boss then appeared to continue his shopping spree with a trip to Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
A further Instagram story showed a white box emblazoned with the word ‘Gucci’ and a bigger, upright brown box bearing the words ‘Louis Vuitton’.
‘Got to spoil yourself from time to time,’ he wrote.
Pechey broke up with his fiancée after just a few months of engagement and it was shortly after this that he was accused of assaulting a police officer.
He was granted bail by Southport Magistrates Court after facing charges of assaulting police, willful damage and public nuisance and will appear again later.
In 2015, Pechey was forced to return to Australia from Thailand, where he had fled to escape a slew of charges.
But while he was on the run, he ran out of money and was forced to turn to his grandmother, who decided against providing him the $25,000 he desperately needed to continue evading police.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said police had been pursuing extradition options when negotiations with Pechey led to him boarding a plane and handing himself in at Brisbane airport.
He was charged with 10 counts of extortion, two counts of threatening violence, stalking and assault.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Pechey for comment.
Pechey broke up with his fiancée after just a few months of engagement and it was shortly after this that he was accused of assaulting a police officer
Pechey uploaded an image of a receipt for the purchase of a $160,000 Range Rover Sport
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