CARE HOME MANAGER WHO STOLE £1,500 FROM VULNERABLE RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT

A woman who stole almost £1,500 from a vulnerable resident of the care home that she managed has pleaded guilty to theft.

Julie Brown, 46, of Slade Road, Ryde, pleaded guilty to 1 count of theft when she appeared in front of the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court this morning (Friday).

Liz Miller, prosecuting, told the court that between 12th-22nd May 2022, Brown – who was the acting manager of Stoneleigh Care Home at the time and had only been at the home for 3 weeks – stole the bank card and pin number of 1 of the residents in her care and took nearly £1,500 in cash withdrawals.

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Having access to the resident’s bank cards and pin numbers that were in a locked safe in the office, Brown stole the cards and then withdrew amounts of £250 from cash points on the Island on no fewer than 6 occasions.

The court heard that on 9th June the missing funds were noticed by the resident – who has severe mental health issues – when they saw their bank statement.

Using CCTV footage from cash points locally, Police were able to confirm it was Brown with the 46-year-old arrested at her home the next day. She admitted that she had been expecting the Police to come to her address.

Defending herself, Brown admitted that she gave into temptation. She said:

“There was no justification for what I did and the situation I put that lady in”.

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The 46-year-old told the court she is currently receiving treatment from the mental health team regarding signs of bipolar disorder.

Magistrates heard that £1,425 of the £1,500 has been recovered.

The case has been adjourned to allow a pre-sentencing report to be compiled. Brown will appear back in court for sentencing on 26th August.

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Bob
Bob
4 days ago

Scum! Slade rd! Say no more!

plato
plato
4 days ago

Preying on the vulnerable in her care. Lowest of the low life vile slimy scum. I sincerely hope she gets sent down for a long time (but no doubt wont as pleading some BS excuse). Subhuman.

Cut2chase
Cut2chase
4 days ago

Low life trash from such places should never be in positions of trust, for they swindle from cradle to grave, live in subsidised homes, all rent and c tax paid for, have loads of charity paid for children via tax credits, and STILL steal from old people

Ought to be jailed as a warning to the countless others on the fiddle.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Cut2chase
4 days ago

Not all have their rent and C Tax pay

Ekky strump
Ekky strump
Reply to  Janesville Read
3 days ago

Are you defending this xxxxx!!!! It wasn’t even a one off temptation moment it was vile and premeditated!!! Needs to be taught a lesson, praying in the vulnerable 🙁

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Ekky strump
3 days ago

Did I say that, of course I not,, but saying they all have the rent and C Tax pay is false

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Ekky strump
3 days ago

No I not defending it, read my post

Little Pots
Little Pots
4 days ago

This is a vile thing to do. Surely anyone from such areas should be particularly vetted for positions of trust when working the most vulnerable people as this poor victim clearly was.

It need jailing for a year or two, and have all its benefits stopped made homeless and live from begging on its release.

Yet all it will get is a small fine.

Disgusting vile greedy low life, but plenty more where that come from I know.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Little Pots
4 days ago

Everyone should and are vetted from all areas, if some is cleared that’s it,

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
4 days ago

Bipolar? Is that a valid excuse for thieving off of vulnerable people.

Dinkles of Ryde
Dinkles of Ryde
Reply to  Qwerty King
3 days ago

Agreed, I have it but wouldn’t dream of stealing – especially from elderly people. Poor excuse.

Terry
Terry
4 days ago

What an absolute scum bag.

Emi
Emi
4 days ago

Lowlife s c um bag!!!!!!

Terry
Terry
4 days ago

What happened to freedom of speech ?

Last edited 4 days ago by Terry
Cut2chase
Cut2chase
Reply to  Terry
4 days ago

Your usually ok, so long as it is white people you criticise, I am all for full freedom of speech so long as it is valid points and no vile language, for without discussion, things fester and don’t get sorted.

Ekky strump
Ekky strump
Reply to  Terry
3 days ago

You must know this piece of….!!!!
Get a grip!!

YouKnow
YouKnow
4 days ago

Shame the police couldn’t do the same to the person who stole from my dead nan’s bank account on multiple occasions. Even though we have proof.

Cut2chase
Cut2chase
Reply to  YouKnow
4 days ago

Same thing happened to some vulnerable people living at Porchfield I know. They had so called care worker in, who took for months before it was discovered yet the authorities did nothing.

So, beware IF you get in such people, for as there is a shortage of those willing to do that job, then the lowest of the low get easily employed in these jobs and too many take full advantage.

Ought to be jailed for years, but won’t be as the jails are full of the third world now.

Mrs grumpy
Mrs grumpy
Reply to  Cut2chase
1 day ago

Having been involved in the care industry for many years now both in the care home and private dwellings i can assure you there are thousands of kind,loving,hard working and HONEST carers who love their job and have clients who love them back for what they do each day,they enhance people’s lives,give them hope and treat them with so much love and respect you wouldn’t believe it!!! This woman is very much the exception and clearly has slipped through the net but I ask you on behalf of all carers on the island DON’T tar us all with the same grubby brush.Hopefully she will be dealt with appropriately and at her age will now probably find herself unemployable. The price she must pay.

Hayway
Hayway
4 days ago

she is currently receiving treatment from the mental health team regarding signs of bipolar disorder. I suffer from this. don’t you dare give this a illness as an excuse.

Tilly
Tilly
4 days ago

Bipolar my arse!!!! You better hope we don’t meet in the street lady! You were brought in as a trouble shooter! A position of trust! I hope all the other residents money has been checked?? How many more victims??

Rob Ashton
Rob Ashton
4 days ago

Will have a usual hard luck story.This is about as low as you can get

DickyDaniels
DickyDaniels
4 days ago

You can rely on our Magistrates, they love a story.

Bronco
Bronco
3 days ago

Lock it up for life and throw away the key

fred
fred
2 days ago

I wonder how many she had stolen from in the past and no one found out? In the job just three weeks.

terrytubs
terrytubs
2 days ago

Well, what a nasty thing to do. I am in no way religious at all but I do believe there is a hidden price to pay for behaviour like this. As humans we should all strive to do no harm to another, to make an informed choice and decide on a positive option. Stealing from a person in need is pretty much as low as you can go, there is lower, but she’s almost scraping the barrel here. I hope she eventually realises this.

pie face
pie face
1 day ago

if you’re going to admit to it then just admit to it! stop trying to play the mental health game to try and get a lesser sentence

 

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