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Carer jailed for defrauding an elderly woman who was in her care

| October 3, 2017

A woman has been jailed for defrauding an elderly woman who was in her care at Beaconsfield.

On Monday 25th September 2017, at Amersham Crown Court, 61 year old Susan Kettley of Ashley Court, Telford, Shropshire pleaded guilty to all charges against her and was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment.

Between November 2016 and February 2017 Kettley stole £17,109.55 from a vulnerable woman in her seventies for whom she was meant to be caring at her home in Beaconsfield. She also applied for a £10,000 loan and credit cards in the victim’s name as well as paying for her car insurance with the victim’s money.

On Friday 4th August 2017 Kettley was arrested and charged with one count of theft and four counts of fraud by false representation.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Lynda Stearman of Force CID, said: ‘Kettley was in a position of trust as the carer for a vulnerable victim. She abused this position of trust.

Kettley started working for victim in October 2016. The agreement was that Kettley would live at victim’s home in Beaconsfield where she would look after the victim, carrying out tasks such as cooking and cleaning.

The defendant stole £17,109.55 from the victim and obtained a £10,000 loan and also attempted to obtain a credit card in the victim’s name but thankfully the credit card application was declined by the bank because of an error with the victim’s date of birth. However Kettley did successfully apply for another credit card in the name of the victim and paid for her car insurance with the victim’s money.

I hope this investigation serves as a reminder to anyone who is planning to defraud another, especially a vulnerable victim, that you will be caught and jailed.

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