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Fake au pair Samantha Azzopardi accused of stealing children and using fake identities

‘Fake au pair’ Samantha Azzopardi accused of child theft and using false identities will fight fraud allegations

  • The 31-year-old Victorian woman faces 55 counts, including theft of children
  • She disputes allegations that she cheated on families by lying about her identity
  • It is alleged that Azzopardi posed as a qualified au pair called Harper Hernandez
  • She is also accused of having unfairly earned $ 6,500 in wages over six months

Alleged fake au pair Samantha Azzopardi disputes the allegations that she cheated on families by lying about her identity.

The 31-year-old Victorian woman faces 55 counts, including theft of children.

It is alleged that she posed as a qualified au pair named Harper Hernandez, earning $ 6,500 unfairly over six months.

She is also accused of pretending to be a nurse named Sakah and having identification documents of 19 different people, including a child.

Alleged fake au pair Samantha Azzopardi disputes allegations that she cheated on families by lying about her identity

Alleged fake au pair Samantha Azzopardi disputes allegations that she cheated on families by lying about her identity

Imprisoned Azzopardi to Conduct Hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court Next March

Imprisoned Azzopardi to Conduct Hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court Next March

She is also accused of pretending to be a nurse named Sakah and having identification documents of 19 different people including a child

She is also accused of pretending to be a nurse named Sakah and having identification documents of 19 different people including a child

She is alleged to have posed as a qualified au pair named Harper Hernandez, earning unfairly $ 6,500 over six months

Imprisoned, Azzopardi will hold a no-obligation hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court next March.

Her lawyers dispute the nature of the fraud she allegedly committed.

Magistrate Donna Bakos said that lawyers only identified the use of a false name as a problem.

“It’s not just the name. It is much more than the name that includes the fraud, “she said.

“It’s how she presented herself, what she imagined herself to be.”

She said Azzopardi would have given different names to different people.

Six witnesses will testify at the March hearing, including Jazze and Tom Jervis, who employed Azzopardi between December 2018 and June 2019.

The court has heard that the couple is currently in Queensland and would like to attend the hearing if coronavirus restrictions allow.

The hearing is expected to take two days.

The 31-year-old Victorian woman faces 55 counts, including theft of children

The 31-year-old Victorian woman faces 55 counts, including theft of children

The 31-year-old Victorian woman faces 55 counts, including theft of children

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