Hamilton Hill: man, woman charged over alleged theft from deaf man

POLICE have charged a man and a woman with alleged stealing and fraud charges relating to the theft of a credit card of a deaf man who was known to them.

Police say the incident occurred on Sunday February 25, when the victim was giving the man and woman a lift to the local shopping centre.

Police allege the pair used the stolen card to make fraudulent transactions, which the 46-year-old victim was unaware of until his credit card exceeded his limit.

A 22-year-old Hamilton Hill man was charged with stealing and 31 counts of gaining benefit by fraud.

A 21-year-old Hamilton Hill woman was charged with one count of receiving and 29 counts of gaining benefit by fraud.

Both are due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court Friday May 4.

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