Sentence given to woman who used Alzheimer's patient's credit card to fund Ibiza holiday is criticised by charity boss

The boss of a charity working to protect vulnerable older people has criticised the sentence given to Joanne Kendall, who spent more than £1,000 after using an Alzheimer's patient's credit card.

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 11:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 5:01 pm
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He said in a statement: “This flimsy sentence sends out entirely the wrong message. Crimes like this will only stop when our courts start to issue punishments that are real deterrents – that’s why we’re campaigning for crimes like this against vulnerable older people to be made aggravated offences.

“Maybe then we will start to see punishments that truly fit the crime.”