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Couple charged after allegedly stealing from woman trapped in car crash wreckage.

By Lily Mayers and staff

Police say they are disgusted by two people who allegedly stole from a woman while she was trapped in the wreckage of a car crash on the New South Wales central coast.

A 62-year-old woman suffered multiple injuries when two cars collided in North Gosford earlier this month. She later died in hospital.

After being alerted to withdrawals from the woman’s account after her death, investigators discovered her credit cards and cash had been stolen while the woman was trapped in the car.

Yesterday morning officers arrested and charged a man and woman, aged 42 and 44, with theft and fraud offences.

NSW Police Detective Inspector John Zdrilic said the couple stole the woman’s bag while she was trapped inside her car.

“We will allege that a woman’s handbag was removed from the scene,” Detective Inspector Zdrilic said.

“That handbag belonging to a person who was trapped in a car at the time.

“We will further allege that the cash and credit cards were removed from that handbag and then that handbag was returned to the crime scene.

“Police in the area, in general, we are disgusted with this crime.”

Officers said the cards were used to purchase food, cigarettes, alcohol and a fishing rod.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Gosford Local Court today.

The woman was granted bail and will appear in the same court on September 27.

A 20-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and driving while suspended over the crash.

That matter remains before the court.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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