Psychologist is accused of stealing $ 250,000 from her sick partner because she suffered from brain cancer

Melbourne psychologist Kris Schroder, 57, allegedly stole more than $ 250,000 from her longtime partner, Maree Hart, who battled brain cancer and died in 2016.

Melbourne psychologist Kris Schroder, 57, allegedly stole more than $ 250,000 from her longtime partner, Maree Hart, who battled brain cancer and died in 2016.

Melbourne psychologist Kris Schroder, 57, allegedly stole more than $ 250,000 from her longtime partner, Maree Hart, who battled brain cancer and died in 2016.

A psychologist is accused of stealing more than $ 250,000 from his long-term partner of the same sex who fought brain cancer, according to police.

Kris Schroder, 57, allegedly concealed the will of her partner Maree Hart, who died in 2016 and fraudulently became the sole beneficiary of a $ 2.4 million estate, Fairfax said.

The police claim that Ms. Schroder replaced the 1998 testament, which named Mrs. Schroder beneficiary along with Mrs. Hart's niece and nephew, with a 2014 document that the police claim is false.

It is alleged that Ms. Schroder persuaded two men to witness the false document, including a former partner.

The registered psychologist who works in Dandenong also allegedly took money from Mrs. Hart's bank account in the months prior to her death at age 59.

Ms. Schroder is expected to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday for more than 140 crimes, including 127 counts of robbery, six counts of perjury and six counts of intent to pervert the course of justice.

The defendant claims that she is a victim of police corruption and that some of her partner's family members were motivated by homophobia.

The police claim that Ms. Schroder replaced Mrs. Hart's 1998 will (in the photo) with a fake document in 2014

The police claim that Ms. Schroder replaced Mrs. Hart's 1998 will (in the photo) with a fake document in 2014

The police claim that Ms. Schroder replaced Mrs. Hart's 1998 will (in the photo) with a fake document in 2014

"I lost my wife and 22-year-old rock in this, my health, my life, my reputation and nothing is left, I am not guilty of any of these charges," Schroder told Fairfax.

"I am a 57-year-old woman, and the only thing I did was to love and care for my 22-year-old partner when they diagnosed brain cancer, and we lost everything and these two parasites did not help us once and they destroyed us."

Ms. Schroder had formally been in a legal battle in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the appeals court with the family of her former partner. The details of the case can not be published for legal reasons.

A suppression order will be requested at the Magistrates Court in Melbourne since Ms. Schroder said the case could affect her clients.

The registered psychologist will appear in the Court of Magistrates of Melbourne on Monday where he faces more than 140 crimes (stock image)

The registered psychologist will appear in the Court of Magistrates of Melbourne on Monday where he faces more than 140 crimes (stock image)

The registered psychologist will appear in the Court of Magistrates of Melbourne on Monday where he faces more than 140 crimes (stock image)

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