Fraud, robbery charges at Sunshine Coast

A Sunshine Coast woman has been charged after she allegedly took advantage of two elderly victims.

On June 27, the 42-year-old woman allegedly attended a retirement village on Magnetic Drive, Buderim where she attempted to convince a 94-year-old woman the pair knew each other.

It will further be alleged when the elderly woman denied knowing her, the 42-year-old accused her of kidnapping her child before taking her phone and wallet and then throwing her phone on the floor.

It will be alleged the woman later used the elderly woman’s bank cards to make a number of transactions.

On June 13, it will be alleged the woman attended a retirement village in Maroochydore when she coerced a 91-year-old woman into her car and then drove her to an ATM to withdraw money for her.

It will further be alleged at 5.30pm she dropped the elderly woman back near her home however she became disoriented and lost. The woman was located at 8.30am the next day suffering from dehydration and was hospitalised for almost two weeks.

A 42-year-old woman has been charged with enter premises and commit offence, robbery, fraud, stealing, fail to provide necessities of life and possessing dangerous drugs.

She will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court tomorrow, June 29.

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You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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