A woman from Carlisle who stole over £75,000 from a vulnerable elderly couple she cared for has been jailed.
Rebecca Fidler, 34, of Holywell Crescent, Carlisle was jailed for two years six months today, May 22, at Carlisle Crown Court.
Detective Constable Gabrielle Nicholson said: “Fidler took advantage of an extremely vulnerable couple, withholding their bank cards from them and stating she was unable to get bank statements in attempts to hide the theft from the couple.
“Sadly, one of the victims has since passed and not seen justice being served today.
“This sentence shows those that take advantage of those most vulnerable within our communities will be brought to justice.”
The court heard that Fidler was a caring for the elderly couple from Carlisle helping them with cleaning, food shopping and cooking.
It was also agreed Fidler would withdraw pension funds for the couple.
However, in April 2021, a fraud investigator reported to Cumbria Police activity on the couples account in which large amounts of money had been transferred into an account owned by Fidler.
Between 2019 and April 2021, Fidler had transferred £75,287 from three different accounts owned by the couple.