Tuesday 9 August 2022 01:43 PM Bognor Regis care home manager who stole £96,000 off elderly residents is ... trends now
A care home manager, who swindled £96,000 off vulnerable care home residents then said they were confused when they complained has been jailed for 18 months.
Sara Hornsey, 42, took almost £100,000 from the care home where she worked and directly from residents' bank accounts but the true amount stolen is thought to be even higher.
The mother-of-two took her family on holiday and paid vets bills with the stolen money.
She targeted the most vulnerable, lifting £55,000 from one man's bank.
Another former resident died before Hornsey admitted five counts of fraud against four clients and Albany House Residential Care Home, Bognor Regis.
Sara Hornsey, 42, swindled more than £96,000 from the care home where she worked and from vulnerable residents, then used the stolen money to pay for a family holiday, vet bills and tickets to Brighton Pride
Some residents even had benefits diverted.
Hornsey was withdrawing up to £800-a-week which should have been used to cover residents' expenses.
The family of one victim said they would have used the money Hornsey stole to fund better