Carer stole from blind women
A CARE worker has been jailed for stealing more than £8,500 from two blind women.
Michelle Chandler, 53, one of the victims’ chief carers, acquired their bank cards and paid cash into her account for two years.
She had worked for 12 years at Foresight Residential Home in Harrogate, North Yorks, which cares for those with dementia, learning difficulties, sensory impairment and epilepsy, York crown court heard.
Between 2016 and January this year she stole £3,681 from a woman, 52, deaf and blind since birth, and £4,870 from a blind woman of 38 with learning difficulties.
Chandler, of Harrogate, was jailed for 20 months after admitting fraud.