Cambridgeshire

Cambridge women guilty of £300k fraud of neighbour

A mother and her two daughters have been convicted of defrauding an elderly neighbour of almost £300,000.

Mahletchimi Ramadu, 53, Angela Davis, 27, and Jessica Mahatevan, 18, all of Cambridge, signed documents to release funds belonging to Stanley Flack, 83.

Mr Flack has Alzheimer's and thought the women were looking out for him, Cambridge Crown Court heard.

They denied conspiracy to steal but were convicted by a jury.

'Tragic case'

Ramadu and Mahatevan, both of Stanley Road, and Davis, of Mortlock Avenue, are due to be sentenced in December.

Speaking after the case, Sally Hickling, of the Crown Prosecution Service said: "This is a tragic case where an elderly man of failing health was targeted by ruthless individuals he thought were friends.

"They were intent on abusing his trust by taking from him all they could get.

"The victim relies on his friends and neighbours to look out for him and protect his welfare.

"Ramada and her daughters, as his neighbours, saw this as an opportunity to enter his house, find his banking and investment details and raid his savings.

"They made him sign documents releasing funds from his accounts and transferring them into theirs, taking advantage of the fact he didn't understand what he was being asked to sign."

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