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Woman, 63, charged with $650,000 aged care fraud

A 63-year-old woman has been charged with allegedly committing nearly 80 fraudulent transactions totalling more than $650,000 while employed at an aged-care facility at Strathfield.

“In August 2020 Auburn Police Area Command received information that a number of fraudulent transactions had occurred in relation to an employee of the Margaret Street facility between 2017 and 2020, and an investigation commenced,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Following inquiries, Auburn detectives attended a house in Australia Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park and arrested a 63-year-old woman yesterday.

“The woman was issued a future court attendance notice for 78 counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception,” NSW Police said.

She is due to appear in Burwood Local Court on March 25.

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