A woman has been jailed after an elderly woman was defrauded out of Â£35,000.
Jaishri Patel (08/11/67) of Lever Edge Lane, Bolton has, today, Friday 30 January, been sentenced to 2 years in prison.
She pleaded guilty to theft and three counts of fraud at an earlier hearing.
Patel had acted as an informal carer to her 95-year-old victim, helping her out with her shopping and finances. Patel over a period of time stole a significant amount of money from the woman, by fraudulently using her debit cards, stealing the victimâ€™s cheque book and writing cheques out to herself, and setting up a store card in her name.
Detective Constable Bernadette Miller of the Public Protection Investigation Unit said: â€œPatel took advantage of the elderly and vulnerable woman that she acted as an informal carer for.
â€œPatel abused the victimâ€™s trust and used her position to steal Â£35,000 from her for her own selfish needs.
â€œI hope todayâ€™s sentence brings the victim some peace and she can move on with her life.
â€œThis case shows that no matter how much you lie, justice will catch up with you eventually.â€
Anyone who is concerned about theft or fraud should call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in emergencies.