Police charge woman after ‘carer’ fraud offences in Hawkesbury

Police investigating alleged fraud offences committed by a ‘carer’ have charged a woman with illegally taking more than $300,000 from her clients account, NSW Police say.

Between July 2014 and November 2017 a 65-year-old woman was caring for a 62-year-old woman who was legally blind and on a disability pension.

Police will allege that the older woman had access to the younger woman’s financial affairs to assist with living and medical expenses.

Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command were alerted to the alleged 350 fraudulent transactions that saw more than $300,000 withdrawn from the disabled woman’s accounts and commenced an investigation.

Earlier today (Wednesday 24 October 2018) investigators from Hawkesbury PAC attended a residence in Forster and arrested a 65-year-old woman.

The woman was conveyed to Forster Police Station and charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception (x 7).

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Windsor Local Court on Thursday 6 December 2018.

Inquiries into the matter continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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