Fremantle law firm office manager Maria Camarda siphoned millions from the dead

Law firm office manager Maria Camarda siphoned millions of dollars from the accounts of the dead.Maria Camarda loved having cash to burn.

She also had a penchant for designer clothing, famous footballers and, most of all, gambling.

But to fund her lavish lifestyle โ€” which was well-documented online and included rubbing shoulders with West Coast Eagles stars and partying at clubs and in Las Vegas โ€” the law firm office manager was siphoning millions of dollars from the dead.

Maria Camarda with Nic Naitanui.
For seven years, Camarda stole money from deceased estates held in a trust account at Fremantle firm Frank Unmack and Cullen to pay for her clothes, mortgage and her pathological gambling addiction.

She was jailed last year for 6ยฝ years over the multimillion-dollar theft and now Camardaโ€™s boss, the law firmโ€™s principal Anthony Pass, is left to pick up the pieces โ€” including a near $3 million lawsuit filed against him.

A writ was filed in the Supreme Court last week by the Legal Contribution Trust in a bid to recover the $2.8 million that was moved from the law firmโ€™s accounts into Camardaโ€™s pockets.

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