Care home owner jailed for theft

Irish Examiner - - World News -

A “morally bank­rupt” care home owner who took mil­lions of pounds from wealthy pen­sion­ers has been jailed for 21 years.

David Bar­ton, aged 64, was sen­tenced at Liver­pool Crown Court yes­ter­day for what Judge Steven Everett de­scribed as the “most brazen” case of fraud he had ever seen.

He was found guilty of four counts of con­spir­acy to de­fraud, one count of fraud, three counts of theft, false ac­count­ing, and trans­fer­ring crim­i­nal prop­erty af­ter a trial which lasted a year.

Care home man­ager Rose­mary Booth, aged 69, was jailed for six years for three counts of con­spir­acy to de­fraud for her part in his scheme.

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