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Man jailed for stealing 98 year-old’s income and driving her into debt

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A man has been jailed today after fraudulently taking his 98-year-old victim’s income over a period of two years.

Alun Davies, 67 years old, from Ravenhill in Swansea was placed in a position of trust after the victim, 94 years old at the time, was deemed not to have capacity for her own finances.

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Instead of using her finances to pay for her care, Davies cancelled her direct debits that paid for her sheltered accommodation and care provisions, and took sums of the money for himself every week.

This left his victim at the point of eviction and in debts of over £36,700.

Through the joint investigations of South Wales Police and partners, Davies was brought to justice and has today been sentenced to three years in prison for fraud.

Detective Constable Joanne Pudner from South Wales Police, the officer in case, said: “This exploitation of an elderly, vulnerable woman in her time of need truly show the unscrupulous nature of Mr Davies’ crimes, and I’m glad that today’s sentence means that he has been brought to justice.

“The Client Property and Finance Unit of Swansea Local Authority that made the complaint on behalf of the victim and are now acting in her best interest to pay back the outstanding debt. This is a perfect example of how partners can work together to keep people safe, and bring perpetrators to justice.”

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