Care home fraud case skews Cromer crime figures

A clutch of fraud charges against the manager of a Cromer care home was responsible for a surge in reported crime in the town over the last six weeks.

PSCO Huw Kerfoot told Cromer Town Council that there were 58 crimes between April 17 and May 28, compared with 42 in the same period in 2011.

But he added: 'There were 16 frauds reported from a care home, all historic, between 2006 and 2011. Because they've been reported, they're included in the figures.

'Without those, it would have been 42 reported crimes in 42 days, which is very good.'

Full details of the care home reported crimes are not available, but they involve a manager using residents' bank cards to get cash.


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Other reported crimes include a teaching assistant being assaulted by a pupil, a woman being punched in the eye by a man she met in a pub, a police officer being injured while making an arrest and 29 cannabis plants being grown in somebody's bedroom.

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