Source: The Age

A “gravely ill” woman who needed daily home care has allegedlydefrauded about $3.5 million from businesses across Victoria.

Kylie Renee Lynd was extradited from Tamworth, NSW to Victoria this weekto face 56 charges of obtaining property by deception.

The offences span seven years, with most happening in the Warrnamboolarea in Victoria’s south-west.’

The 35-year-old appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court briefly onFriday, having flown to the city from Tamworth on Thursday afternoon.

Wearing a loose black top, she appeared in pain and moved stiffly to herseat in the dock.

Her lawyer described his client as “gravely ill,” sufferingfrom rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones.

“Prior to her arrest she was subject to daily home care,” herlawyer said.

“She has been suffering while in custody.”

She didn’t apply for bail.

A warrant was issued for her arrest after she did not appear at theWarrnambool Magistrates Court while on bail in January 2006.

Recently, she had been living in Dungowan, about 25 kilometressouth-east of Tamworth.

Detective Senior Constable Roger McClure of Hamilton police, insouth-west Victoria, accompanied her back to Victoria on a lunch time flight onThursday.

She did not oppose the extradition.

Melbourne magistrate Peter Reardon allowed a request from her lawyer tobe transferred to Victoria’s woman’s prison, the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, andbe treated by a doctor.

Her case was adjourned to July 2 where it will be heard at theWarrnambool Magistrates Court.

She will remain in custody until then.

Kylie Renee Lynd was extradited from Tamworth to Victoria this week to face 56 charges of obtaining property by deception, amounting to $3.5 million.