Woman allegedly defrauded terminally ill brother

POLICE have charged a Northern Rivers woman who allegedly fraudulently obtained and spent more than $60,000 over 12 months.

In March 2015, a 54-year-old woman was provided access to a debit card to assist with paying ongoing medical bills for her terminally ill brother.

After checking over bank statements and identifying a number of discrepancies, her brother and his daughter will allege the 54-year-old woman had withdrawn large amounts of cash from his account to the value of $68,529.

Officers attached to Richmond Local Area Command were contacted and commenced an investigation.

On Monday April 11, police arrested the 54-year-old woman.

She was taken to Lismore police station where she was charged with dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

She will appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday August 8.



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