Carlisle court slashes total sum thief will have to pay back
A son who stole £72,000 from his vulnerable elderly mother will be allowed to repay around half the amount originally agreed by a court - because wedding rings he had bought did not raise as much cash as expected.
The poignant detail about the case emerged as Carlisle Crown Court reconsidered the case of Carlisle man Colin Little.
The 50-year-old had earlier admitted stealing the money from his mother Margaret during 2015 and 2016 as he began spending money to fund an addiction to gambling.
He was last year jailed for 32 months.
At the city's crown court, the case was reconsidered as... read more
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