Fraudster used 'power of attorney' to swindle elderly woman out of almost £20,000
A fraudster has admitted abusing “power of attorney” to take thousands of pounds from an elderly woman’s accounts.
Phillip Hugill, 60, pleaded guilty to nine fraud charges at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.
He was accused of withdrawing or transferring almost £20,000 from the accounts of a woman in her 80s for his own use.
The woman died in 2013, aged 88.
Hugill, of Penrith Road, Park End, Middlesbrough, admitted abusing his position as the woman’s lasting power of attorney over a period of almost two years between 2011 and 2013.
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