A Sunshine Coast carer has been charged for allegedly defrauding an elderly, disabled man of more than $25,000.
A Sunshine Coast carer has been charged for allegedly defrauding an elderly, disabled man of more than $25,000.

Elderly disabled man allegedly swindled of $25k by carer

A Sunshine Coast aged carer has been charged for allegedly swindling an elderly, disabled man of more than $25,000.

Detectives from the Nambour CIB have charged the 56-year-old carer with 19 fraud offences.

Nambour CIB Detective Sergeant Paul Reilly said the victim was a man in his 80s who had a disability.

DON'T MISS IT: Activate your free bonus for big rewards

Coast's top GP slams 'ludicrous' vaccine rollout issues

Sergeant Reilly said the carer allegedly used the victim's bank cards to make transaction purchases for "personal benefit".

"It was in excess of $25,000 over a period of about three years," Sergeant Reilly said.

Sergeant Reilly said the alleged offences occurred in the victim's home, and not at an aged care facility.

The accused was released on bail with conditions to appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on May 5.

Sergeant Reilly said he was not aware of any other victims.


Mum’s quest to save herself from debilitating pain

Premium Content Mum’s quest to save herself from debilitating pain

A Northern Rivers mum and academic, who suffers from a rare condition, is trying to...

$50m custom-built brewery planned for Northern Rivers

Premium Content $50m custom-built brewery planned for Northern Rivers

After a ‘brutal’ hit during COVID, Stone & Wood plan to massively increase...

Netflix releases statement amid Byron Baes backlash

Premium Content Netflix releases statement amid Byron Baes backlash

Netflix details its vision for Byron Baes reality show