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Barnsley Woman Admits Fraud After Stealing From Ill Brother-In-Law

Friday March 27 2015

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A BARNSLEY woman took almost £30,000 from her dementia-suffering brother-in-law.

Susan Jayne Heppenstall, 55, was a carer for the victim, Jack Heppenstall, and spent the money on things like paying off doorstep loans, said Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting.

Heppenstall, of Grove Street, was responsible for managing her brother-in-law's finances.

Jack Danaher, defending at Barnsley Magistrates' Court, said it was hard to find out how much of the £29,775 Heppenstall took for herself.

He said some of the money had been spent on her brother-in-law.

District Judge John Foster added: "I think you should understand the seriousness of the offence you have committed. A prison sentence is a real possibility."

Heppenstall admitted fraud by abuse of position and will be sentenced on April 2.

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