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Carer and solicitor allegedly defrauded elderly man of $800,000

Hannah Sparks17 November 2020
Carer holding elderly man's hand.

Two NSW South Coast women have been charged with allegedly defrauding a 95-year-old man of more than $800,000. Photo: Matthias Zomer.

Two women have been charged with allegedly defrauding a 95-year-old NSW South Coast man of more than $800,000 over two years.

The elderly man’s 59-year-old carer transferred more than $275,000 from his account between February 2018 and July 2020, according to NSW Police.

Meanwhile, the 62-year-old solicitor altered the man’s will to list the two women as beneficiaries to his estate and assisted the younger woman with purchasing the man’s home without his knowledge.


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Detectives launched an investigation in December 2019 after receiving reports of fraud targeting the man.

The younger female was arrested at her Sanctuary Point home back in December and faces a charge of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

She was released on bail from Nowra Police Station to appear in Nowra Local Court on 21 December.

The older female, from Vincentia, was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception on Monday, 16 November.

She was also granted bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on 11 January.

NSW Police say their investigation into the alleged appropriation is continuing.

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