Gambling addict who spent father's £20,000 on slot machines jailed

Gambling addict, 57, who left her father, 81, penniless after she used £20,000 of his life savings to play slot machines is jailed for six months

  • Yasmine Tattersall, ロッチデールの, Gtr Manchester, was jailed for six months after she had squandered father’s £20,000 life savings on secret gambling addiction
  • Rather than buy him food or pay for care, she spent his money on slot machines
  • A tearful Tattersall broke down and confessed in court after her sister spoke out
  • A heartless daughter who squandered her vulnerable father’s life savings on a secret gambling addiction has been jailed.

    Yasmine Tattersall, 57, ロッチデールの, マンチェスター, was in charge of purchasing food and tobacco for her 81-year-old father, James Hargreaves, a British Army veteran with three decades of service.

    代わりに, she was caught spending £20,000 of his money on slot machines after care firm ‘Care 4 U’ complained to Mr Hargreavesfamily that he was behind on his payments.

    When confronted by her sister Jacqueline Glover, Tattersall broke down and confessed to her 犯罪: 'うんざりだ. I have a problem. I have gambled it all.

    Mr Hargreaves, whose late wife used to deal with their finances, was said to be ‘devastatedby the thefts before he passed away.

    Tattersall broke down in tears as she was jailed for six months at a Manchester court, and was slammed by both the judge and family members in attendance.

    Yasmine Tattersall, 57, ロッチデールの, マンチェスター, was jailed for six months after being caught spending £20,000 of her ‘vulnerablefather’s life savings on slot machines

    Minshull Street Crown Court heard the thefts occurred between March 2016 と9月 2019.

    Tattersall had responsibility for two of her father’s debit cards, which should have been used for food and tobacco purchases.

    There were also arrears owed to ‘Care 4 U’, whose carers would come in to help Mr Hargreaves twice per day, that were not being paid despite Tattersall promising to make weekly payments.

    Tattersall told the court her gambling addiction had spiralled ‘out of controlover the three year period, having initially started as a ‘coping mechanismfor her deteriorating mental health.

    After she admitted theft, the court heard Barclays Bank, which handled Mr Hargreaves account, had refunded £13,150.

    性転換手術前の少年としてのソフィア, Jacqueline Glover, で言った a statement: ‘You were our sister, and we could have come together as a family to help each other. We always help each other. We would also have lent you money had you needed it and even got you a job.

    ‘I think that you have killed the family with this act. The children have lost an aunt. They do not understand why you would take their grandfather’s money.

    When confronted by her sister Jacqueline Glover, Tattersall (上記) broke down and confessed to her crime: 'I'm sick. I have a problem. I have gambled it all'

    When confronted by her sister Jacqueline Glover, Tattersall (上記) broke down and confessed to her crime: 'うんざりだ. I have a problem. I have gambled it all

    ‘You took advantage of the situation by taking all of dad’s money when he was vulnerable.

    If the pressure of looking after dad was too much, you should have shared this with us. It was mum and dad’s money, あなたのものではありません.

    ‘You didn’t leave him enough money to pay for his care. He gave thirty years to his country.

    ‘He wanted this to be reported officially, and dad wanted you to be punished for your actions. You left him destitute.

    ‘I hope you can acknowledge what you have done to me and the whole extended family, who are devastated by your actions.

    Tattersall told the court her gambling addiction had spiralled 'out of control' over the three year period, having initially started as a 'coping mechanism' for her deteriorating mental health

    Tattersall told the court her gambling addiction had spiralled ‘out of controlover the three year period, having initially started as a ‘coping mechanismfor her deteriorating mental health

    Jailing Tattersall for six months, Judge John Edwards told her: ‘ Your father was vulnerable, had medical issues and his needs were meagre.

    ‘He relied on his savings and his army pension that just put him above the threshold for help with the care that he needed, which was pretty modest.

    ‘He needed help getting dressed, making a cup of tea and a sandwich. You abused the trust that he put in you and you now have the ignominy of sitting in the dock of a crown court, and I accept that must be profound.

    ‘I accept that you are sorry, and this was unforgivable, and to use your phrase, that it was ‘disgusting’.

    ‘But having taken on a mantle of responsibility, you abused that trust over a period of three and a half years, and you frittered away his life saving on a slot machine.

    ‘You have brought shame on yourself and hurt a lot of people. A clear message has to be given out that those who have a duty of care for otherslives must not behave in the way you have chosen to do.