Bilsborrow pensioner had £9k stolen by neighbour who set up web bank account
The neighbour of an elderly lady used her banking correspondence to set up and open an online bank account to steal her money.
Mother-of-seven Lynn Patricia Green, 44, of Sycamore Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, used the victim’s banking documents to set up the facility.
It then enabled her to steal £9,170 from the pensioner’s account and transfer the money to a bank account Green could access.
She was convicted of a charge of fraud by false representation by Preston Magistrates’s Court in April 2020, with the offence having taken place between December 14, 2019 and January 13, 2020.
During a hearing before Preston’s Sessions House Court, her defence lawyer asked for the case to be adjourned for the preparation of a pre sentence report.
It comes after figures obtained by website MoneyTransfers.com show Lancashire Constabulary recorded 498 cases of card and online bank account fraud in a year amounting to £1.6m of losses.
Adjourning her sentencing to August 18, Recorder Tom Gilbart QC said: “ The matters you have admitted are very serious, particularly because you have previously been convicted in the past of something similar.”
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