Man, 63, cheated his mum out of £64,500

Gloucestershire Echo - - IN BRIEF -

» A MAN from Lan­cashire cheated his own mother in Tewkes­bury out of tens of thou­sands of pounds by abus­ing his power of at­tor­ney over her af­fairs, a court heard on Fri­day.

Wil­liam Neild, 63 and of Dandy Road, Dar­wen, pleaded guilty at Glouces­ter Crown Court to com­mit­ting fraud by trans­fer­ring £64,500 from the ac­count of his mother, who has since died, into his own ac­count.

He also ad­mit­ted a sec­ond charge of mak­ing a false rep­re­sen­ta­tion that he was en­ti­tled to trans­fer the money.

The court heard that Neild had abused his power of at­tor­ney by trans­fer­ring the money.

He com­mit­ted the of­fences in Tewkes­bury be­tween Jan­uary 1, 2013 and Au­gust 30, 2016.

It is un­der­stood that the of­fences came to light when it was dis­cov­ered that there was not enough money in Irene Neild’s ac­count to pay her care home fees.

Be­cause the de­fen­dant is of pre­vi­ously good char­ac­ter His Hon­our Judge Thomas Brown or­dered that a pre-sen­tence re­port should be pre­pared.

Neild was granted un­con­di­tional bail un­til Septem­ber 23, when he will learn his fate.

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