A woman defrauded her own mother out of almost £70,000, a court heard.
And despite being arrested after her mother reported her to police at Ely, the daughter continued to extort money whilst on bail.
Police were originally informed about what Hannah Norman, 41, was doing in February 2020 after her visited Ely police station.
DC Jess Davey said: “Norman was dishonest and incredibly callous to de-fraud her own mother out of so much money and it has caused the victim a lot of distress.”
It began in October 2019, when Norman asked her mother to pay a bank charge resulting from her and her partner being mis-sold a bank account.
She agreed to pay her about £70 but Norman continued to ask for more money.
The victim transferred £51,169, from her account to one under Norman’s partner’s name between October 2019 and February 2020, feeling pressured to pay the money with Norman playing on her emotions.
Norman was arrested on 20 February 2020, and given police bail but continued to ask for money.
In March 2020, the victim paid £1,035 to the account in Norman’s partner’s name but this was closed in April 2020.
Despite receiving this money, Norman continued to ask to for more as she claimed she needed to pay bank fees and unlock some money so she could repay the victim.
Norman requested this money be paid into two accounts: one belonging to the victim’s granddaughter and the other to the granddaughter’s friend.
Between May and July 2020, the victim’s granddaughter received £5,835 in bank transfers and this was withdrawn in cash by Norman from an ATM.
Meanwhile, the granddaughter’s friend received £4,705 in bank transfers, between March 2020 and July 2020, which was also withdrawn by Norman from an ATM.
The victim continued to transfer money into a new account under Norman’s partner’s name as well as the granddaughter and her friend until July 2021.
In total, the victim lost £68,311 in the fraud.
On Thursday (11 May), at Peterborough Crown Court, Norman, of Orchard Estate, Little Downham, Ely, was jailed for one year and 10 months after pleading guilty to fraud.
DC Davey said: “I am pleased she has faced justice and can now reflect on her shameful actions.”
To read more about fraud, please see the dedicated section of the force website.
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