Carer charged with stealing $300K from disabled woman

A blind pensioner has had $300,000 stolen out of her bank account, allegedly by the one woman she was supposed to trust the most.

Police say that the 62-year-old woman, who is legally blind and on a disability pension, had allegedly given her carer of three years access to her financial affairs to assist with living and medical expenses.

It’s alleged that during that time, 350 fraudulent transactions totaling more than $300,000, were made from the disabled woman’s accounts.


Following investigations into the alleged fraud, the carer was arrested at a home in Forster on Wednesday.

She was charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception (x 7) and granted conditional bail to appear at Windsor Local Court on Thursday 6 December.

Investigations are ongoing.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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