East Lancashire carer stole using OAP's bank card

Blackburn Citizen: Ashley Jordan drew out cash, paid for shopping and bought an expensive mobile phone using the card Ashley Jordan drew out cash, paid for shopping and bought an expensive mobile phone using the card

A SENIOR care worker at a nursing home repeatedly used a bank card belonging to a 91-year-old resident without her permission.

Blackburn magistrates heard Ashley Jordan drew out cash, paid for shopping and bought an expensive mobile phone using the card.

The thefts came to light when there was insufficient money in the woman’s account to pay for her residential fees at the Oswaldtwistle home.

And the court was told the victim had been left ‘distraught’ by his actions and the consequences.

Jordan, 28, of Church Street, Church, pleaded guilty to seven charges of fraud by abuse of position at the White Ash Brook Care Home relating to the card belonging to Lily Temme and one similar offence belonging to another resident, Edward Taylor.

He was sent on bail to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced at a later date.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said when the shortfall in Mrs Temme’s account was discovered, she was taken to the bank where the unauthorised transactions were revealed.

More than £1,000 was missing from her account.

Miss Allan said: “She was distraught over this incident which caused her mental harm.

“The victim is extremely distressed every time this is mentioned. She was totally reliant on the honesty and integrity of the staff who worked there.”

Aftab Bakhat, defending, said his client accepted the offences were ‘distasteful in the extreme’.

He said: “This is a young man with no previous convictions who has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and shown genuine remorse.

“People make mistakes and the one made by my client has already cost him his job and his good name.”

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12:20am Wed 19 Feb 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

How can you defend trash like that?
How can you defend trash like that? DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 9

10:29am Wed 19 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Once again the lawyers make the guilty out to be a saint, what about the victim, I'd strike the lot of them off, and there moaning because the government wants to cut there prices, bring it on.
Once again the lawyers make the guilty out to be a saint, what about the victim, I'd strike the lot of them off, and there moaning because the government wants to cut there prices, bring it on. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 6

10:41am Wed 19 Feb 14

Biggy12 says...

**** scumbag,hope he gets bummed every day of his sentence off pappa bear Lucy (aka the daddy) :-)
**** scumbag,hope he gets bummed every day of his sentence off pappa bear Lucy (aka the daddy) :-) Biggy12
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Mothernature says...

How is it still possible for carers to be able to access someone's account? Surely the banks have a responsibilty to check whether a purchase is out of the norm.
How is it still possible for carers to be able to access someone's account? Surely the banks have a responsibilty to check whether a purchase is out of the norm. Mothernature
  • Score: 6

7:16pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Akkybro says...

“This is a young man with no previous convictions who has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and shown genuine remorse.

“People make mistakes and the one made by my client has already cost him his job and his good name.”


If the above is true then I think should count for something. Whilst he should be punished for his crime I don't think a prison sentence is appropriate unless it is suspended. He should me made to pay back every penny and do some community service.

He could be a half decent bloke who found an easy way to steal money and took advantage of it.
Of course he could be pure scum in which a second offence would not be too far away which then would warrant a prison sentence.

Just an opinion.
“This is a young man with no previous convictions who has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and shown genuine remorse. “People make mistakes and the one made by my client has already cost him his job and his good name.” If the above is true then I think should count for something. Whilst he should be punished for his crime I don't think a prison sentence is appropriate unless it is suspended. He should me made to pay back every penny and do some community service. He could be a half decent bloke who found an easy way to steal money and took advantage of it. Of course he could be pure scum in which a second offence would not be too far away which then would warrant a prison sentence. Just an opinion. Akkybro
  • Score: 4

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