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Woman charged with $124,000 fraud

A woman has been charged after allegedly dishonestly obtaining about $124,000 from a family member in the region.

Between February 2017 and October 2018, a 46-year-old woman was given power of attorney over an 84-year-old Gunnedah man’s financial affairs.

Officers from Oxley Police District allege the woman transferred funds from the man’s account into her own account and used the money for personal use.

The allegations were reported to Gunnedah Police and an investigation commenced.


On Wednesday, a 46-year-old woman attended Newcastle Police Station, where she was arrested.

The woman, from Cameron Park, has now been charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

She’s been granted bail to appear in Gunnedah Local Court on March 3.


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