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Patrick Williamson Prosecutes Woman Found Guilty of Stealing Nearly £70,000 from Elderly Relative

by Kenworthy's Chambers 22/06/2018

Following a 5-day Trial at Leeds Crown Court, Patrick Williamson successfully prosecuted a woman charged with theft from her elderly uncle. The defendant and her husband had obtained lasting power of attorney of her uncle's property and finances. Following that, she had collected around £67,500 in equity release loans.

After hearing live evidence during the trial from the uncle, the jury found the defendant guilty of theft and she was sentenced to 2 ½ years in custody and confiscation proceedings are ongoing.