Further charges after former service worker stole more than $40,000 from clients, NSW

A woman will re-appear at court today after investigators laid further charges over the alleged theft of jewellery and cash worth more than $40,000 while working in the support service industry.

Police have been told that between December 2018 and October 2019, jewellery and cash has been stolen from the homes of terminally ill and disabled people in Wiley Park, Bexley, Drummoyne and Doonside.

Officers from Campsie, Burwood and Blacktown Police Area Commands commenced an investigation into the reports.

On Thursday 10 October 2019, a 46-year-old Blacktown woman was arrested and charged. She remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, investigators have laid an additional 12 charges, including:

• five counts of steal property in dwelling/house,

• four counts of make/furnish a statement which is false/misleading,

• two counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, and

• goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen.

Police will allege in court that the woman was employed by numerous support agencies within the disability sector, where she attended the homes of terminally ill and people with disabilities.

The woman is due to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Tuesday 26 November 2019).

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