Jane Raymond, 48, of Firmstone Road in Winchester has been sentenced to 14 months in prison at Winchester Crown Court on Friday after she stole money from vulnerable adults with learning difficulties.
Raymond admitted two counts of theft and was sentenced to 14 months in prison for each offence, which will be served concurrently.
Between 2008 and 2014 Raymond, who was at that time known as Jane Rogers, was employed by Mencap and subsequently the Affinity Trust as a support worker for vulnerable adults with learning difficulties in the Alton area. The court was told that she repeatedly stole money from the adults she was supporting by using their bank cards. Raymond withdrew money and then purchased items for herself. One victim, a 40 year-old man from Alton, had £13,467 taken from his account, which almost resulted in him being evicted from his house.
Following the sentencing DC Andy Spooner said: “Raymond was targeting people who relied on her for support. By taking advantage of vulnerable adults she abused her position of trust and showed total disregard for their welfare”.
“I welcome the sentence which is a clear message to those that are tempted to commit this type of crime. Raymond’s victims will no doubt also have been given the closure that they need, now that she has received a prison sentence”.