East Yorkshire care worker stole resident’s cash

A former care home worker has admitted stealing almost £10,000 from a resident’s bank account. Anne Morris, 22, of Goole, East Yorkshire, took the man’s bank card from his room in the St John’s Rest Home at Melrose in the Borders.

She used it to take money from ATMs in Galashiels, Lauder and Melrose between August and December last year.

Morris, formerly of Lauder, pled guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to obtaining a total of £9,440 by fraud.

Defence lawyer Mark Harrower admitted his client had been in a “position of trust” at the care home.

He added there had been no repayment of the sum involved.

Sheriff Kevin Drummond deferred sentence until 8 June for background reports and Morris was granted bail.