An 81-year-old woman was allegedly coerced out of her unit in Sydney’s southwest and stripped of more than $100,000 after a man and woman turned up and demanded “rent”.
The 43-year-old Narwee woman was arrested at a Lucas Heights school last week, while a 48-year-old man was arrested at Narwee on Tuesday morning.
It is alleged the pair, who police say are known to the elderly woman, “coerced her out of her unit in Mascot and illegally collected rent on the property”.
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They are accused of stealing “jewellery, cash, and her bank cards before fraudulently using the banks cards to spend more than $100,000 on clothes, food, and other items”.
The woman was taken to Sutherland Police Station and charged with two counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.
She was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on November 30.
The man was taken to Campsie Police Station and charged with fraudulently rendering a false expense account and dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.
He was refused bail and appeared at Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday.
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