Women charged over defrauding elderly man

Gus McCubbing
·1-min read

Two women have been charged after allegedly defrauding an elderly man of more than $800,000 while he was being cared for on the NSW south coast.

Police arrested a 59-year-old woman in September following reports of an alleged fraud targeting a 95-year-old man in December 2019.

The woman, who was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, allegedly transferred more than $275,000 from the man's account while caring for him between February 2018 and July 2020.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on December 21.

Meanwhile, a 62-year-old was handed a court attendance notice on Monday after being charged with four counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege in court that the woman, who was employed as the man's solicitor, altered his will to list the two women as beneficiaries to his estate, and assisted the younger woman with the purchase of a home, without the man's knowledge.

The 62-year-old woman will face the Nowra Local Court on January 11.