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Carer blows pensioner's savings on internet porn

Carer blows pensioner's savings on internet porn

Published: 04 Mar 2013 08:26 GMT+01:00
Updated: 04 Mar 2013 08:26 GMT+01:00

When an elderly woman in a care home in Ystad, southern Sweden, found that her bank balance had plummeted from 112,000 kronor ($17,400) to just 400 kronor, she was lost for words.

An internal police investigation was launched and a tip-off from another employee led to one of the home's staff members.

The suspect has now been charged with fraud, but blamed the theft on his own exhaustion, wrote the Skånska Dagbladet newspaper.

He claimed that the atmosphere in the elderly home had turned him to drinking.

The now ex-employee confessed to police that he had spent the pensioner's money on internet porn, a new home cinema, and copious amounts of alcohol during a binge last summer.

He claimed, however, to have taken only 11,000 kronor from the account, which he accessed through the woman's bank card.

The man has now been charged with fraud, a crime which can lead to up to two years in prison.

Police confiscated a home cinema worth 6,000 kronor from the man's home.

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10:43 March 4, 2013 by StockholmSam
Oh god I hope this guy gets strung up by his balls. Prison is a start, but it is not enough. He needs to have all assets taken from him and applied to repaying the poor woman.
12:31 March 4, 2013 by Reason and Realism
Anbd if his assets are not sufficient to pay back the loss plus some penalty amount, he should be forced to take a loan, and be forced to pay back that loan.
13:16 March 4, 2013 by PDX
The man should be given a medal for distributing the funds to stimulate the economy instead of letting the money sit idly in a bank account.
15:41 March 4, 2013 by StockholmSam
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I am certain her money would have been distributed to pay for her own care.
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