Carer who stole £100K jailed
5 February 2013
A 47 year old woman has been sentenced at Norwich Crown Court to
two years after stealing from an elderly woman.
Angela Perkins of Music House Lane in Norwich pleaded guilty at
an earlier hearing. She was initially charged at the end of July
last year with taking £55,000 from a 90 year old woman in Norwich
who she was paid to care for over a five year period between 2005
and 2010. The indictment was later amended to in excess of
The victim, who is in 24 hour residential care and suffers from
dementia, had ‘private’ support from Perkins with shopping and
cleaning. Consequently, she had access to the victim’s PIN numbers
and bank cards.
Investigating Officer from Vulnerable People Directorate DC Huw
Caine said: “The actions of Perkins left the victim confused, upset
and extremely traumatised with worry due to the fact her savings
had dwindled away and didn’t have any money left in her account.
Perkins exploited the fact the victim was vulnerable and removed
money from the victim’s account for her own use abusing her
position of trust.
Perkins was also employed as a carer by domicillary care
agencies during this period.
“When Perkins was challenged in interview about accounting for
cash withdrawals from the victim’s account that has corresponded
with deposits into her own account she was unable to give any
DC Caine added: “The case highlights that offences of this
nature and the targeting of some of our most vulnerable people in
society will not be tolerated. I hope that the results of this case
highlight to other potential offenders how robustly Norfolk
Constabulary will investigate and deal with such incidents.”
Norfolk Constabulary continues to seek substantial confiscation
from Perkins under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
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