Women charged with stealing charity donations, harassing witnesses

A WOMAN has been arrested and charged with stealing money from a horse charity for which she worked following a protracted investigation by the Forest Hill Stock and Rural Crime Squad.

The 36-year-old Beaudesert woman was arrested in Ipswich today. It’s alleged she stole money from a charity for her own personal gain and used social media to harass a former charity worker and witness.

It’s further alleged the woman falsified minutes from a meeting in 2012.


The 36-year-old has been charged with multiple counts of stealing, fraudulent falsification of records and misusing a carriage service.

A former committee member of the charity, a 55-year-old woman from Clagiraba, was also arrested in Ipswich, accused of also using social media to intimidate and harass a former charity volunteer and witness in the case.

She’s been charged with misusing a carriage service. Both women have been granted bail on their own undertaking with conditions restricting their involvement in managing the charity and its funds.

They will both appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on March 24.

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