72yo Sydney woman charged for stealing about $150,000

A Sydney woman has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $150,000 from the non-for-profit organisation she worked for as a long-term staff member, NSW police said.

In September 2014, the finance team of the non for profit organisation allegedly identified discrepancies in their banking accounts.

The organisation then hired private forensic investigators to review these accounts.

The investigators identified banking discrepancies allegedly totalling $148,984.05, which occurred between December 2007 and August 2014.

A long-term employee of the organisation employed as a client accounts officer was identified as a possible suspect in the matter.

Police from Surry Hills Local Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 72-year-old woman attended Surry Hills Police Station yesterday.

She was arrested and charged with steal property as clerk/servant greater than $15,000.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 22 October 2015.