Mr Latham, now living in Trinity Place, West Reading, said he would not get his money back because Farmer had no assets.Err....
Mr Latham gave her his cash card to get cash for him – and she used it to draw money for herself.So, what are they, then?
During the period, Farmer bought a washing machine, cooker, two TVs, a tumble drier and mobility scooter which Mr Latham thought she was paying for herself.
Curiously, there's no report of any defence 'mitigation', but there is this:Well....duh! Do you even understand what a character reference is supposed to be, cllrs?
The court was given a character reference for Farmer written by Cllrs Tony Page, Bet Tickner and Mohammed Ayub.
Cllr Page said: “We were happy to give a character reference on the basis of the many years of community work she had done in the area. For the most part it was offering information and advice and putting people in touch with us as their councillors.
“I would add that none of it was financial advice.”