Man accused of siphoning $7k from pensioner’s bank account

A MAN has been charged after allegedly siphoning $7000 from a 68-year-old man’s bank account.

The 23-year-old is accused of accessing the victim’s bank account and withdrawing the $7000 in separate transactions over the space of just five days in July.

Following an extensive investigation, detectives raided the accused’s home on Allum Street in Bankstown about 9am on Thursday.


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The 23-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

While searching the house, officers allegedly found a collection of stolen mobile phones and credit cards, as well as crystal meth and a bag containing duct tape, gloves, and a replica pistol.

The 23-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

He has since been charged with a long list of offences, among them 10 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and possessing identity information to commit an indictable offence.

The man is also facing a range of drug, fraud and firearms charges.

He was remanded in custody overnight and was due to appear in Bankstown Local Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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