Domiciliary carer robbed her client of more than £50,000

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Norfolk care worker Julie Tooley, 34, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for conning frail pensioner Amy Reynolds, 80, out of more than £50,000 savings. Tooley, who worked for Flagship care agency contracted to Norfolk County Council, was found guilty of theft charges when she appeared before Norwich Crown Court. The court heard how home carer Tooley had persuaded Mrs Reynolds and her husband to transfer cash from a building society account into an account that she controlled. Over a short period Tooley emptied most of the cash from the account. Jailing Tooley, from East Winch, Judge Daniel Worsley said her actions had been an extreme breach of trust. “You were invited into their home to look after the Reynolds and they had no protection from you,” he said. “You betrayed them and betrayed your employers and social services and, importantly, you betrayed all those up and down the country who devotedly care for the ever increasing number of old people in care.” A confiscation order was also made against

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