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Mother who took money that was meant to go to carer for her daughter is ordered to do unpaid work

A woman who collected payments towards a carer for her daughter but failed to actually employ someone for almost five years has received a suspended jail term.

Wolverhampton Crown Court

Stella Oglio, of Oldbury, was convicted of one count of fraud following a trial. At Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday she was given a two-year jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.

The case relates to her failing to tell Sandwell Council that she had not employed a carer for her adult daughter as she was required to do under a Direct Payments Agreement. She received the Direct Payments sums to which she was not entitled between October 2013 and May 2018.

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