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Carer flew to Jamaica with money she stole from vulnerable clients

A carer who stole more than £2,300 from the vulnerable women she was supposed to be looking after has been jailed for six months.

Rosemarie Walker-Detroit from Low Hill spent the cash on a tip to Jamaica, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard. The 54-year-old, who was working for Accord Group at the time, forged bank letters, took control of her victims’ cash cards and withdrew money from their accounts. Judge Michael Challinor said: “She has targeted vulnerable victims who are easier to dupe. “These victims knew they had been swindled and it has impacted on their lives. The harm here is the breach of trust, the fact these people were reliant on her care.”

Walker-Detroit, of Colley Avenue, was jailed after admitting three counts of fraud spanning March to October last year. An investigation was launched after a woman in her care, who was in her early 50s and suffering from medical, emotional and financial problems, became suspicious about £750 withdrawn from her account. After calling the victim’s bank, the police became involved and it was discovered Walker-Detroit had taken a total of £1,702.85 from her debit account.

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