Gambling addict from Lowestoft stole £11,000 from his 82-year-old’s granny’s bank account

Man defrauded grandmother. Stock picture

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A young gambling addict cleaned out his 82-year-old grandmother's bank account when taking £11,000 to feed his habit.

Oliver Farrow, of Sycamore Avenue, Lowestoft, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich to fraud by false representation.

The 22-year-old committed the offence in the two-month period between October 3, 2016, and December 15, 2016.

Prosecutor Wayne Ablett said Farrow had taken £11,101 from his grandmother.

She had bought items for him previously and had trusted him with her bank card details to make online purchases.


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However, Farrow had gone on to abuse that trust.

The fraud was discovered when she went to withdraw money and realised her account was empty, the court heard.

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It was discovered Farrow had made multiple online transactions for gambling.

The bank referred the matter to police.

The case was adjourned until April 19 for a pre-sentence report.

Farrow, who was given unconditional bail, was warned by magistrates his case could still be sent to the crown court for sentencing.

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