05/05/2016 12:32 PM AEST | Updated 28/09/2016 9:59 PM AEST

Woman Arrested At Sydney Airport After An Accidental $4.6m Bank Transfer

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A Sydney woman arrested over an alleged $4.6 million fraud has been granted bail, after she was arrested at Sydney airport.

The 21-year-old woman was stopped by authorities while attempting to leave the country on Wednesday as she tried to board a plane to Malaysia, police say.

It's alleged the the woman, from Rhodes, had held on to the $4.6 million since it was wrongly transferred into her account four years ago.

She was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

On Thursday she was granted conditional bail at Waverley local court and ordered to surrender her passport.

The Sydney City Local Command's CBD Fraud Unit initiated an investigation and in March this year a warrant was issued for the woman's arrest.