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Son welcomes £25,000 dementia fraud pay out

The son of an elderly woman defrauded out of £57,000 by family friends has said he is pleased they have been ordered to pay part of it back.

Barbara Lewis, who died in 2011, was defrauded by Margaret Rigby, 80, from Deal.

Rigby was given power of attorney over Mrs Lewis's finances, but spent money on holidays and gifts for her daughter, Jane Macdonald, and son-in-law Allan.

The trio were ordered to repay nearly £25,000 of the money following a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court.

Nick Lewis spoke to BBC South East Today's Chrissie Reidy.

  • 23 May 2016
  • From the section Kent