A 32-year-old woman has been arrested in Sydney after allegedly stealing more than $15,000 in cash and jewellery from the home of an elderly grandmother she was apparently caring for.
A 32-year-old woman has been arrested and charged by NSW Police after allegedly stealing a whole load of cash and jewellery belonging to an 86-year-old woman on Sydney’s North Shore she was supposed to be helping look after.
Earlier this month, officers from North Shore Police Area Command commenced an investigation following reports jewellery and cash had been stolen from the home of an 86-year-old woman at Milsons Point.
Following an investigation, officers arrested the elderly victim’s 32-year-old female carer at her home in Dee Why on the morning of Thursday, August 19.
The woman was taken to Manly Police Station where she was charged with two counts of stealing property worth more than $15,000 from a dwelling or house.
She has been granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Manly Local Court on Wednesday, September 15.
The woman is just the latest in a long line of carers in Sydney who in recent months and years have allegedly abused their positions for short-term financial gain.
In October 2019, 46-year-old Violeta Hansen was arrested after stealing over $40,000 worth of jewellery and cash from her terminally ill and disabled clients. She was later jailed for her offences.
Last year, in August 2020, meanwhile, 51-year-old Bronwyn Jones – a dementia carer – pleaded guilty to stealing almost $20,000 from a family she was working for on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Jones was was caught on CCTV stealing cash from handbags as well as food and alcohol to help fund a gambling addiction.
Feature Image: Stock Image of Elderly Woman in B&W (Photo by: Chalmers Butterfield)