Woman accused of stealing credit cards from nursing home residents

A WOMAN has been arrested and charged with stealing credit cards from elderly residents at a Melbourne nursing home.

Police were first notified after a 90-year-old male resident at the nursing home in Boronia noticed several purchases on his statement that he did not make.

Following a police investigation, a 36-year-old woman from The Basin was charged with seven counts of deception and one count of theft.


She was granted bail to front Ringwood Magistrate’s Court on 28 April next year.

Boronia police Senior Constable Jo Marle said that everyone, not just the elderly, had to keep their credits cards secure and to always check their statements.

“It is important for everyone to check all transactions on their statements and if they are concerned about any discrepancies they should contact their bank.”