Care Association employee sentenced to 20 months for fraud


A team leader at Humberside Independent Care Association was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay back £41,022 after defrauding five vulnerable victims.

Jeremy Evans, Crown Advocate, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said: "Beverley Armitage was employed as a Team Leader - a position of trust and responsibility - by Humberside Independent Care Association. As part of her role she had access to the service users' bank accounts.

"This defendant abused that trust for her own financial gain. Motivated, we can only assume, by greed, she defrauded five very vulnerable victims of almost £20,000. This money represented  their Disability Living Allowance and other benefits. It is hard to imagine a more flagrant or despicable breach of the trust placed in her.

"Armitage may have thought she could get away with her crimes, but she could not. She has now been sentenced to twenty months in prison and I hope this sentence sends out a clear warning that we will prosecute any such case robustly and vigorously.

"A Proceeds of Crime confiscation order in the sum of £41,022 has also been applied for today."