Manchester news Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news

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Manchester news Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - 'You put your needs before theirs'

Manchester news  Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news
24 September 2020 - 18:08

Breaking News ! A carer took £12,000 from four elderly clients after getting hold of their bank details. Charlene Somerville, 32, used the cash to pay off credit cards, towards phone payments and parking tickets - and a trip to Aldi. She was rumbled after Lloyds Bank raised concerns about an account belonging to an elderly woman. Suspicious transactions were analysed before it was discovered there were payments to phone company Three as well as towards parking tickets, both of which were linked to Somerville, Minshull Street Crown Court heard. Police searched her home. They found bank cards and bank details written down on bits of paper in Somerville's purse. The cards were linked to elderly clients. It was later discovered Somerville had used the cards to pay off credit cards, mobile phone payments, a shop at Aldi, at Dunelm Mill and a finance loan company. The total amount was £12,045. Someville, 32, hid her face in a large grey coat as she left Minshull Street Crown Court (Image: Manchester Evening News) Somerville, of Collyhurst, admitted four counts of fraud by abuse of position at an earlier hearing. She has now been sentenced to 20 months, suspended for two years. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here Earlier, prosecutor Kimberley Obrusik said Somerville began working at SOS Homecare in January 2016. She was dismissed for gross misconduct in March 2017 for other, unrelated matters. “She continued to work in the care industry and began working for another company in October 2017,” Ms Obrusik added. One of the victims of the £12,000 fraud suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, the court heard. Suspicious activity on her account prompted the investigation. That woman lost £4,181. Minshull Street Crown Court (Image: ABNM Photography) Another woman lost £3,181 following 42 fraudulent transactions.

. Read More Related Articles 'I’m the idiot who caused it. I wasn't paying attention': Lorry driver fiddling with temperature and radio killed woman in horror smash Read More Related Articles 'Baby snatch gang' warning after attempt to steal a child in a pram in a TK Maxx The fourth person - a dementia sufferer - lost £1,947 following 15 transactions. All victims were fully refunded, the court heard. In a victim statement, the company said: “There has been concern that vulnerable people have been targeted by someone they are required to trust.” Defence lawyer Rachel Faux said: “She appears terrified and tearful, coming to court. These offences were out of character. “She conducted the offences in the hope that nobody would notice. “They are not funding an extravagant lifestyle or addiction, it’s one borne out of desperation. “This will have an inevitable affect on her young son. Minshull Street Crown Court (Image: ABNM Photography) “There has been a chronology of abuse throughout her life, an unhappy situation that has progressed throughout her childhood. “She is also being treated in the community for depression.” Judge Bernadette Baxter told Somerville: “From a difficult start you got yourself to a good position in life, but, unfortunately, you were unable to make your responsibilities paying rent and you resorted to dishonesty. “That can never be condoned. “Unfortunately you put your needs before theirs and stole a total of just over £12,000 from four victims. “It doesn’t take me to tell you that these are mean offences and any right thinking member of the public would be disgusted at the thought of this. “You have to step up, face up to your actions, face yourself, face people and get back to living a decent life." Somerville, of Robert Malcolm Close, was also ordered to complete 35 days of rehabilitation activity requirements.

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Manchester news Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news


Manchester news Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news


Manchester news Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news


Manchester news Woman who took £12k from people she 'cared for' told to 'face up to her actions' Manchester united news

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