Carer who stole from vulnerable Orpington man sentenced

News Shopper: Bibi Leeming was given a suspended prison sentence for stealing from a 72-year-old Orpington man. Bibi Leeming was given a suspended prison sentence for stealing from a 72-year-old Orpington man.

A CARER who stole from a 72-year-old Orpington man with learning difficulties has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Bibi Rozida Leeming, also known as Rosie Leeming, of Shifford Path, Lewisham, pleaded guilty to one count of theft and was jailed for six weeks, suspended for a year, at Croydon Crown Court last week (March 27).

The 62-year-old was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service.

When Leeming was working as a private carer for the man, she would take him to the bank each week and withdraw £500 on his behalf.

She would then swap the money for smaller denominations, duping him into believing that he was receiving the £500 when in fact it was a smaller amount.

Detectives from Bromley police's Safeguarding Adults at Risk team undertook an operation with the victim's bank and caught Leeming in the act, withdrawing £400, swapping the notes and handing the victim £270.

Leeming was arrested but denied the offence throughout, before changing her plea at the last moment.

A second count of theft of £11,923 was ordered to remain on file by the court.

Leeming also has a previous conviction for benefit fraud.

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9:47am Thu 4 Apr 13

Shower Head says...

The word "Carer" is a disgrace for this woman!
The word "Carer" is a disgrace for this woman! Shower Head
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2:55pm Thu 4 Apr 13

Slonik says...

What an appalling individual. How did she get a job as a carer for someone with learning difficulties when she had a record for benefit fraud?
What an appalling individual. How did she get a job as a carer for someone with learning difficulties when she had a record for benefit fraud? Slonik
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8:45pm Thu 4 Apr 13

Peony says...

Slonik there are such a shortage of carers that anyone with two arms and two legs are deemed suitable if the care company is desperate enough. How this woman got past the criminal bureau checks without being flagged up for her benefit fraud worries me.

People with learning disabilities and frail old people with dementia are ripe for the picking if their carer has criminal tendencies. Thank god the majority of carers are honest. However if you have no experience of employing a carer when your time comes to need one, how do you know what to look for? It was much easier when care was provided by the local authority and not these care companies that put profit before care.

Another thing, will this old man get his money back?
Slonik there are such a shortage of carers that anyone with two arms and two legs are deemed suitable if the care company is desperate enough. How this woman got past the criminal bureau checks without being flagged up for her benefit fraud worries me. People with learning disabilities and frail old people with dementia are ripe for the picking if their carer has criminal tendencies. Thank god the majority of carers are honest. However if you have no experience of employing a carer when your time comes to need one, how do you know what to look for? It was much easier when care was provided by the local authority and not these care companies that put profit before care. Another thing, will this old man get his money back? Peony
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10:49am Fri 5 Apr 13

Swirling Waters says...

""second count of theft of £11,923 was ordered to remain on file by the court. "

Im puzzled by this last bit?
Nearly 12k goes awol from somewhere and someone gets away with it?
It stinks
""second count of theft of £11,923 was ordered to remain on file by the court. " Im puzzled by this last bit? Nearly 12k goes awol from somewhere and someone gets away with it? It stinks Swirling Waters
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11:08am Fri 5 Apr 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Swirling Waters wrote:
""second count of theft of £11,923 was ordered to remain on file by the court. "

Im puzzled by this last bit?
Nearly 12k goes awol from somewhere and someone gets away with it?
It stinks
So does Swirling Waters.


Run along now.
[quote][p][bold]Swirling Waters[/bold] wrote: ""second count of theft of £11,923 was ordered to remain on file by the court. " Im puzzled by this last bit? Nearly 12k goes awol from somewhere and someone gets away with it? It stinks[/p][/quote]So does Swirling Waters. Run along now. Gypo.Joe
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11:32am Fri 5 Apr 13

C.Rodders.Jefferson says...

Another fail for us last night mates.

The BNP came last with just 3.3% of the vote in a council by-election in the Wigan ward of Pemberton.

The full result was:

Labour 1084
UKIP 451
Community Action 203
Conservative 89
BNP 63



Clive ( 'the undertaker')
Another fail for us last night mates. The BNP came last with just 3.3% of the vote in a council by-election in the Wigan ward of Pemberton. The full result was: Labour 1084 UKIP 451 Community Action 203 Conservative 89 BNP 63 Clive ( 'the undertaker') C.Rodders.Jefferson
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