A Nigerian care home worker, Abiola Akinremi, 41, has been sentenced to 7 months in prison in the U.K. for stealing almost £20,000 from the savings of vulnerable residents.
Akinremi, from Tilbury in Essex, pleaded guilty to 3 charges of fraud by abuse of position after it was revealed that she took advantage of her position as an administrator at the facility, Bostall House in Abbey Wood, southeast London to make dozens of unauthorised withdrawals from the bank accounts of patients.
The mom of 3 was jailed at the Old Bailey for defrauding vulnerable patients at the care home, some of whom are detained under the Mental Health Act. Those without family support usually hand over control of their finances to administrators & carers.
Evening Standard reports that the convict first started st£aling from residents when she needed money for childcare & continued the fraud to “fund her own lifestyle”, the court heard.