16 January 2023

Woman accused of defrauding elderly aged care resident in Yass appears in court

| Albert McKnight
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Joyce Paran Mosca, 51, has appeared in the Yass Local Court. Photo: File.

A woman accused of defrauding an elderly member of the aged care home she was working in has appeared in court to face her charges for the first time.

NSW Police began an investigation in November 2022 after hearing allegations that an 87-year-old woman with dementia had been defrauded.

Following their inquiries, 51-year-old Joyce Paran Mosca was arrested in Yass in December and charged with dishonestly obtaining property by deception and having goods in her custody suspected of being stolen.

Police alleged she was caring for the elderly woman in an aged care facility in Yass and used the woman’s debit card in NSW and the ACT over 12 months, with charges totalling $23,000.

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Ms Mosca was scheduled to appear in court that month, but did not, however she did appear when her case was mentioned again in the Yass Local Court again on Friday (13 January).

Magistrate Peter Thompson continued her bail and adjourned the matter to 17 February. No pleas were entered.

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