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.