Woman charged over alleged $250,000 fraud of not-for-profit treatment centre

Thursday, 20 May 2021 07:41:31 AM

A woman will face court next month charged by Inner West detectives after she allegedly defrauded a not-for-profit treatment centre of almost $250,000.

In March, detectives from Inner West Police Area Command commenced an investigation after a not-for-profit treatment centre reported suspected fraudulent activity within their reimbursement systems.

The investigation revealed that fraudulent expense forms had been submitted for a patient who had passed away and were allegedly paid into an employee’s bank account.

Following extensive investigations, police arrested a 43-year-old woman at a home at Freemans Reach about midday yesterday (Wednesday 19 May 2021).

She was taken to Windsor Police Station, where she was charged with two counts dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

Police will allege in court the woman, who was an employee at the centre, defrauded the centre of $244,105.99 between 2018 and 2021.

The Freemans Reach woman was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Windsor Local Court on Thursday 24 June 2021.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information in relation to fraudulent activities is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.