Worker claims $250k in medical centre rort

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A woman has been accused of defrauding a Sydney not-for-profit medical centre of almost $250,000 by submitting false claims.

In March detectives began investigating after the centre reported suspicious activity in its reimbursement system.

NSW Police say fraudulent expense forms were submitted for a patient who had died and were paid into an employee's bank account.

Police arrested a 43-year-old woman at a home at Freemans Reach on Wednesday and charged her with two counts dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

Police will allege in court the woman, who worked at the centre, defrauded the centre of $244,105.99 between 2018 and 2021.

She was granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Windsor Local Court on June 24.