Man Accused of Defrauding Elderly Woman


Police will allege the man first met the woman in 2016, where he helped her as an emergency mechanic, before he began a friendship with her.

As the women’s health deteriorated, he began purchasing necessities for her, before allegedly then making purchases for himself and large cash withdrawals.

It’s alleged the man convinced her to make him her power of attorney and beneficiary of her estate, before he resigned from his job, becoming her full time carer.

The 65-year-old was arrested yesterday, charged with 14 counts of theft after police estimate he allegedly stole $130,000 from the woman over a six year period.

During a search warrant a cannabis grow house was also discovered on the property, of which he also faces charges.

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