Cash theft care worker sentenced

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A CARE worker who stole 
hundreds of pounds from a patient with serious learning difficulties has been given a community service order.

Jane Robinson, 22, was trusted with the bank card and Pin number of the vulnerable 49-year-old but repeatedly withdrew cash from their account.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard that she was forced to quit her job and was made homeless after her dishonesty was discovered

Ms Robinson, of Livingston, had earlier pleaded guilty to stealing £250 from a cashline at Morrisons supermarket in the West Lothian town between December 20, 2011, and May 22 this year.

Elaine Brunger, defending, said Robinson felt “humiliated” and was “totally ashamed” of what she had done.

She was ordered to perform 120 hours of unpaid work under a community payback order.