Carer ac­cused of steal­ing

Wanneroo Times - - News - Mark Don­ald­son

A CARER at a Balcatta nurs­ing home al­legedly stole an 82-yearold de­men­tia pa­tient’s bank card to make fraud­u­lent pur­chases.

Po­lice charged a 34-year-old Alexan­der Heights woman with two counts of fraud last Wed­nes­day. The fe­male vic­tim’s son re­ported the mat­ter to po­lice on Au­gust 31.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors al­leged CCTV footage showed the woman us­ing the card to make pur­chases at an Alexan­der Heights su­per­mar­ket on Au­gust 25.

She al­legedly made one trans­ac­tion in the morn­ing and then an­other in the af­ter­noon, to­talling $91.

The woman was an em­ployee of Ju­niper nurs­ing home.

Act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Mick Burke said Ju­niper had sus­pended a staff mem­ber and started an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion when it was in­formed of an al­le­ga­tion of steal­ing.

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