Wicked Corby carer paid for Netflix subscription with disabled victim's bank card

She admitted fraud by abuse of position

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:00 am

A Corby carer who was looking after a vulnerable man fraudulently used his bank cards to buy items for herself - including a Netflix subscription.

Janet Smith, 49, was caught out after transactions were spotted which weren't made by the disabled victim she visited as part of her care job.

The statements were analysed and found Smith, also known as Janet Waters, had used his bank cards to buy numerous goods and services for herself.

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Netflix.

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

Smith, of Corporation Street, was later arrested and charged with fraud by abuse of position which she admitted at Northampton Magistrates' Court this month.

Magistrates handed her a 22-week prison sentence - but spared her from being sent straight to custody by suspending it for 18 months.

She was told she must pay back compensation of £1,724.25 as part of her sentence.

Smith must also take part in rehabilitation activities and complete 80 hours of unpaid work.

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