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.


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.