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96-year-old woman loses almost $500k

Alleged abuse of trust by son and daughter-in-law.

Published: 14 September 2022
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  • 14 September 2022
  • ABC

A 96-year-old woman has allegedly lost almost $500,000 to the people who were supposed to be caring for her.

Documents lodged in the District Court in Mackay allege Maxwell Finlay Turner and his wife Debbie Maree Turner abused the trust of his mother, Kathleen Turner, getting her to sign blank cheques over several years.

The alleged behaviour only came to light when another family member took Kathleen Turner to her bank in September 2020 and the manager revealed the balance of her account and transactions for the past several years.