Police charge two women with defrauding elderly man – South Coast

Two women have been charged after allegedly defrauding an elderly man of more than $800,000 while he was being cared for on the state’s South Coast.

In December 2019, detectives from South Coast Police District commenced an investigation after reports of an alleged fraud targeting a 95-year-old man.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives attended a home in Sanctuary Point and arrested a 59-year-old woman about 2.30pm on Thursday 17 September 2020.

She was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege in court that between February 2018 and July 2020, the woman transferred in excess of $275,000 from the man’s account, while caring for him.

The Sanctuary Point woman was granted conditional bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on Monday 21 December 2020.

Following further inquiries, a 62-year-old woman was issued a Court Attendance Notice earlier today (Monday 16 November 2020).

She was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege in court that the woman, who was employed as the man’s solicitor, altered the man’s will to list the two women as beneficiaries to his estate, and assisted the younger woman with the purchase of a home, without the man’s knowledge.

The Vincentia woman is due to appear in Nowra Local Court on Monday 11 January 2021.

Investigations are continuing.

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