South Scotland

Whithorn carer took £84,000 from client's accounts

A court has heard how a carer skimmed £84,000 from an elderly client's bank accounts.

Catherine Craig, 50, of Whithorn, admitted fraud between February 2012 and October 2014 while working for the man in Wigtown.

She took debit and credit cards as well as cheque books to pay bills and even buy a horse for her daughter.

Sheriff Brian Mohan called for background reports and deferred sentence to the end of the month.

Dumfries Sheriff Court heard how she had used the cards and cheque books and pretended to staff at banks, utility companies and retailers that she was the true owner.

The fraud came to an end when she was challenged about her client's unpaid bills.

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