Woman charged with defrauding charity of $150K

A woman has been charged with defrauding her non for profit employer of almost $150,000.

In September 2014, the finance team of the non for profit organisation allegedly identified discrepancies in their banking accounts.

The organisation then hired private forensic investigators to review these accounts.


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The investigators identified banking discrepancies allegedly totalling $148,984.05, which occurred between December 2007 and August 2014.

A long-term employee of the organisation employed as a client accounts officer was identified as a possible suspect in the matter.

Police from Surry Hills Local Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 72-year-old woman attended Surry Hills Police Station yesterday.

She was arrested and charged with steal property as clerk/servant greater than $15,000.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 22 October 2015.

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