Suffolk care worker spared jail after theft from dementia patient

Ipswich Crown Court.

Ipswich Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A care worker who stole money from a person who has dementia has been spared prison.

Caroline Castle-Read, of St David, Newmarket, admitted theft of £50 between April 19 and 25 last year at an previous hearing before Ipswich Crown Court.

The 46-year-old returned to the court for sentencing and was given a 12-week prison term, suspended for 18 months.

She must also pay £1,200 costs.

Castle-Read had been caught on CCTV stealing money from the victim’s purse.

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