Wicked carer's spending spree using disabled victim's bank card included Netflix sub, Northampton court told

Maigstrates hand out suspended sentence but order her to repay nearly £1,750

Monday, 15th March 2021, 1:34 pm
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 1:38 pm

A Northamptonshire carer spent nearly £1,750 on items including a Netflix subscription using the bank card of a disabled man she looked after.

Janet Smith, 49, was given a suspended jail sentence by Northampton magistrates and ordered to pay back the money after her fraudulent transactions were spotted.

Detectives analysed bank statements from March last year and discovered that Smith — also known as Janet Waters — had used his bank cards to buy numerous goods and services for herself.

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A wicked carer signed up for Netflix using the bank card of a disabled man she looked after. Photo: Getty Images

Among the items she paid for was a subscription to streaming entertainment service Netflix.

Smith pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position while she was expected to safeguard not act against the financial interests of another person when she appeared in court in Northampton on March 5.

Magistrates sentenced her to 22 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months.

Smith, of Corporation Street in Corby, was also told to pay back £1,724.25 as part of her sentence and must also take part in rehabilitation activities and complete 80 hours of unpaid work.

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