Ayse Hilliard is at her wits' end, claiming she's been defrauded, robbed and had dozens and dozens of traffic infringements billed to her. She says she's been threatened with arrest, and now faces financial ruin - all thanks to her daughter.
"My heart has become granite stone, it's so hard. I will spit in her face, I don't care if I go to jail. I have really come to the point that I'll spit in her face," Ayse said of her daughter.
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Ayse's daughter Sarah Hillard has fled across the country in a car she took from her parents, leaving a trail of bills that her parents have been forced to pay.
All up Sarah has cost her parents $600,000.
The story started when Sarah, who married young and had a baby, got divorced. She wanted a home for herself and her child, and her parents built her a brand new home on the outskirts of Perth, using their own house as surety.
"She lived in the house for six months, but she hasn't paid a penny for the mortgage," Ayse said.
Sarah's mother was forced to fly home from Switzerland when the bank threatened to repossess both properties. She paid off thousands to the bank, but Sarah took her mother's new car - a silver Golf Pro, and fled the state to Melbourne.
Though Ayse reported the car stolen to the Victorian Police, they did not do anything about it.
That's when the bills started to pile up. With the car still registered in Ayse's name, her daughter, now hiding in Melbourne, was racking up dozens of driving infringements and unpaid tolls all across the city.
Eight speed camera fines were received in one month, and 52 other infringements in less than two years. All were billed to Ayse, living 16,000 kilometres away.
All up the infringements have cost $18,800 and climbing.
Though Ayse has filled in the infringements 50 times nominating her daughter as the driver, but because she didn't have an address, the debt recovery office (Civic Compliance) continue to chase her for the money.
The whole time she was supposedly driving this car, Ayse has actually been in Switzerland.
Ayse and her husband have done everything humanly possible to clear their names. They've reported their car stolen to police forces in two states, have written more than 50 letters to Government departments and ministers in Western Australia and in Victoria, but all their please have been ignored.
In a final act of bureaucratic madness, the Victorian Police are now threatening to arrest Ayse for offences she never committed.
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