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Carer jailed after using bank cards of vulnerable people she was meant to help

A CARER has been jailed after she used the bank cards of the vulnerable people in her care to order items for herself.

The fraud came to light when a woman from Warwick contacted Warwickshire Police to say she believed her carer, Amie Swinbourne, had used her bank card.

The victim’s bank had contacted her to report suspicious activity on her account. When she checked her online shopping account, she noticed there were three items that she had no knowledge of.

Two more victims, also from Warwick, were identified when the daughter of an elderly couple contacted officers after finding 14 unusual transactions on her mother’s account.

Police found Swinbourne had used the victim’s card to order items.

At Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday (31st January) Swinbourne, 27, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 17 months after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation.

PC Irwin said: “Swinbourne was in a position of trust and abused this position in a most callous way. I welcome the sentence handed down to her and am pleased she will no longer be able to abuse her position in this way.”

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