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Woman ‘plundered’ elderly neighbour’s bank account and stole £9k from her over Christmas

Written by on October 16, 2021

A woman who “plundered” her elderly neighbour’s bank account over the Christmas period has been jailed for two years.

Lynn Patricia Green, 44, used the pensioner’s bank details to set up an online banking profile and help herself to £9,170 between December 2019 and January 2020.

Her neighbour, a woman of “modest means”, enjoyed treating her family and was left unable to provide for them as a result of Green’s deception.

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The money was never refunded by the bank and the Green’s victim is unlikely to ever see it again.

Green, of Sycamore Road, Preston, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.

In a letter to her victim she apologised for what she had done and expressed remorse.

Sentencing her at Preston Crown Court, Recorder John Jones QC said: “Although your family will suffer by reason of your imprisonment but your victim’s family will suffer in a very cruel way. “

Green has one previous conviction which relates to stealing from a golf club.

The judge said: “That was a corporate entity. Your victim was not. She is a lady who will feel the loss of £9,000 as a very considerable loss.”

Recorder Jones did not make any order for compensation as he accepted Green did not have the means to pay back what she had fraudulently taken.

However he ordered her to pay a statutory surcharge.

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