Woman accused of stealing $40K worth of jewellery, cash from terminally ill

A WOMAN has been slapped with an additional twelve charges after allegedly stealing more than $40,000 worth of jewellery and cash from the homes of terminally ill and disabled people.

The 46-year-old, from Blacktown in Western Sydney, was arrested in October following investigations into the alleged thefts.

Police say the woman allegedly committed the crimes whilst she was employed by numerous support agencies within the disability sector


“Police have been told that between December 2018 and October 2019, jewellery and cash has been stolen from the homes of terminally ill and disabled people in Wiley Park, Bexley, Drummoyne and Doonside.”

Following further inquiries, investigators have laid an additional 12 charges including five counts of steal property in dwelling/house, four counts of make/furnish a statement which is false/misleading, two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen.

The woman is due to appear at Burwood Local Court today.