Disability worker stood down

POLICE are investigating a complaint made against a staff member at an Albury disability home.

The Department of Family and Community Services has confirmed a worker has been stood down while the matter undergoes an investigation by police. 

There were limited details available, but The Border Mail has been told an employee at a West Albury group home stole Medicare and pension cards from one or more clients.

They then wrote a script for medication, and tried to have it filled at a pharmacy.

The Border Mail was told the pharmacist became suspicious and refused to fill the script, and instead notified police of what had occurred. 

The incident is said to have taken place at some stage during Easter.

A Department of Family and Community Services spokesman confirmed police were investigating the allegations, but did not comment on what had allegedly occurred.

The spokesman said it related to alleged criminal activity. 

“Family and Community Services staff were deeply troubled to hear of the alleged criminal activity of a disability care worker in Albury,” the spokesman said.

“The accused has been stood down from their duties, pending investigation.

“As this is currently a police investigation, it would be inappropriate for Family and Community Services to comment further.”

The home is run by Ageing, Disability and Home Care, which is part of the Department of Family and Community Services.

It has an office at the Gardens Medical Centre in Albury.