Care home owner jailed for theft
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.