A carer who stole the life savings of a 100-year-old woman will not have to pay the money back.No, not some fit of sympathy from a do-gooding judge. Not this time.
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Crown Prosecution Service tried to recoup the money from Isaacs by forcing her to sell her house.
However, due to the recession, she no longer has any equity in her home and the CPS has withdrawn the proceedings.Ah. Great.
Prosecutor Richard Thompson said: "Isaacs served a statement indicating her home was worth about £110,000 with a mortgage of £90,000. We sought a confiscation hearing in these circumstances.
"She was awaiting a further valuation of her property from estate agents and they valued it at £65,000. "The result is that any confiscation hearings are pointless."Well, no. Not really pointless, as there’s always the punitive aspect of making the thief homeless.
Isaacs will not have to repay any of the stolen money now unless her financial circumstances change and the proceedings could be restarted against her.One (for the CPS) to watch…