Police have charged a recidivist in a scam that targeted senior citizens.
Anastacia Moree, 39, who has an extensive history of fraud convictions, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney and denied allegations of making unauthorized withdrawals from her victims’ accounts after stealing their IDs.
Moree appeared disheveled at her arraignment, wearing a tangled wig and ill-fitting clothes.
Prosecutors said that Moree took $22,600 from Virginia Smith’s account at Commonwealth Bank from January 17, 2018 to February 2, 2018 after allegedly stealing her driver’s license on December 27, 2017.
She is also accused of acquiring the sum through criminal conduct.
She is also accused of forging a Scotiabank visa/debit form on August 17 before allegedly withdrawing $6,000 from Scotiabank accounts from August 17 to 21.
Prosecutors say Moree stole Angelica Clarke’s NIB card on April 2, 2018.
Then, last month, prosecutors say that she withdrew $2,000 from a Commonwealth Bank account after stealing Louise Guerrier’s Commonwealth Bank card and NIB card.
Moree was denied bail because the magistrate lacks jurisdiction to consider bail for the offenses.
The trials have been adjourned to November 19 and December 13.
She is represented by Ian Cargill.