Police charge woman with nine fraud offences at Inverell

A woman has been charged after allegedly dishonestly obtaining almost $60,000 from an elderly woman at Bingara.

Between July 2018 and January 2019, police will allege the woman, aged 46, obtained the victim’s ATM card and withdrew funds from the account.

The victim sought assistance after discovering the card was missing in January 2019, when it was revealed the card had been used on 80 occasions without her knowledge.

The incident was reported to New England Police District and an investigation commenced.

On Tuesday 25 June 2019, police executed a warrant at a house in Lindsay Avenue at Inverell, where they seized a car and furniture.

The woman was arrested and taken to Inverell Police Station where she was charged with fraud (x9) and deal in proceeds of crime.

The woman was granted conditional bail and will appear at Inverell Local Court on Friday 19 July 2019.

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