9 December 2022

Woman charged after elderly person with dementia allegedly defrauded in Yass

| Claire Fenwicke
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A woman has been accused of defrauding an elderly person with dementia at a Yass aged care facility. Photo: File.

Police have charged a 51-year-old woman following an investigation into the alleged defrauding of an elderly woman in Yass.

Officers received information last month that an 87-year-old woman with dementia at a Yass aged care facility had been allegedly defrauded.

Police allege the younger woman was caring for the elderly woman at the facility, and allegedly used her debit card in NSW and the ACT over a 12-month period.

It’s believed she spent about $23,000.

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The 51-year-old was charged with dishonestly obtaining property by deception and goods in custody.

She’s been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Yass Local Court on 16 December.

Police said they were working with the aged care facility to see if other persons in care had also been defrauded.

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