NSW crash witnesses steal dying woman's credit cards

NSW crash witnesses steal dying woman's credit cards

An Australian couple have been accused of stealing a dying woman's credit cards and going on a shopping spree.

Jason Hall, 42, and Silvia Shreuder, 44, have been charged with dishonesty offences following a car crash on September 3 in North Gosford, which killed 62-year-old nurse Kay Shaylor, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Witnesses to the crash, the couple reportedly held Ms Shaylor's hand as she lay dying - at the same time taking credit cards from her handbag, which they'd later use on a three-day shopping binge.

It's alleged the couple returned the bag while emergency services were still at the scene, but were spotted less than an hour later at a shopping centre.

Their spree started at a Woolworths, where they used the cards to by $93.72 worth of groceries. They also picked up some McDonald's, tobacco, alcohol, a fishing rod and Telstra pre-paid recharge cards, and did some online gambling.

The spend-up only ended when staff from St George Bank called Ms Shaylor's sister asking about the purchases, and the cards were cancelled.

Gosford Superintendent Danny Sullivan called their pair's actions, if proven, the "lowest" he's ever seen.

The crash happened around 6am on September 3 when Ms Shaylor's car was hit head-on by 20-year-old learner driver Bianca Harrington. It's believed Ms Shaylor was driving to work that morning when Harrington clipped another car and collided with her vehicle.

Police allege while Harrington was lucid at the time of the crash, she had smoked "five bongs" before driving from Sydney to the Central Coast.

The Gosford Local Court heard last week she "could not remember where she had been all night".

Hall appeared in a magistrate's court where he denied all 10 charges against him, and was remanded in custody.

Shreuder was released on bail and will face court later this month.