Woman In Court For Trying To Scam $1000 From Grieving Couple
The grieving parents who lost their terminally-ill daughter have sat in a Melbourne court and looked at a woman who is accused of trying to scam $1,000 from them.
A phone containing images of their daughter Amiya was stolen from Jay & Dee Windross at Chadstone shopping centre just days before their 11-month old passed away.
There was a public appeal made to return the phone to the grieving parents.
Siti Kamal, 24, claimed she had the phone but has now been accused of lying in an attempt to extort the family.
The Malaysian national, an UberEats delivery driver, appeared at Ringwood Magistrates Court on Monday and cried in the dock.
She was denied bail as her flight risk was deemed ‘significant.’
You may remember Jay and Dee Windross’s story from a few weeks ago.— Annie Kearney (@anniemaykearney) April 29, 2019
They lost precious photos of their daughter Amiyah when their phone was stolen.
As they said goodbye to the 11-month-old in ICU, they received a demand for $1000 in return for the phone. @10NewsFirstMelb pic.twitter.com/QLMC3YTjAY