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In the past week police have issued charges against two middle aged women, one of whom allegedly stole from a disabled older woman and the other from an elderly man with dementia.

On Sunday November 18 last year, a 76-year-old female from Kingscliff placed her wallet on the ground near her car on Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah as she loaded her mobility scooter into her car.

It is alleged that a 57-year-old female walked past and picked up the wallet, removing cash and credit cards before throwing it away nearby.

Police commenced an investigation and on Thursday (January 10) a 57-year-old female was issued court papers to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on February 25 charged with larceny.

On Tuesday December 11 last year, an 87-year-old person from Banora Point diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia allegedly received care from a 56-year-old Banora Point woman.

It is alleged that $685 was stolen from the victim’s home.

The matter was reported to police and at 6.20pm on Tuesday (January 8) a 56-year-old woman was arrested at a Banora Point home and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she was charged with larceny and bailed to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on March 4.

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