Two women have been charged after allegedly defrauding an elderly man of more than $800,000 and buying a house with the money while he was being cared for on the South Coast.
In December last year, detectives began an investigation after reports of an alleged fraud targeting a 95-year-old man.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 59-year-old woman at her Sanctuary Point home in September.
She was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.
Police will allege in court that between February 2018 and July this year, the woman transferred in excess of $275,000 from the man's account, while caring for him.
Following further inquiries, a 62-year-old woman was issued a court attendance notice on Monday, November 16.
She was charged with four counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.
Police will allege in court the woman, who was employed as the man's solicitor, altered the man's will to list the two women as beneficiaries to his estate, and assisted the younger woman with the purchase of a home, without the man's knowledge.
The Sanctuary Point woman was granted conditional bail to appear in Nowra Local Court on Monday, December 21.
The Vincentia woman is due to appear in Nowra Local Court on Monday, January 11, 2021.
Investigations are continuing.
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