Conwoman posed as carer to steal £117,000 from vulnerable 85-year-old man

Conwoman

A conwoman who swindled £117,000 from the vulnerable brother of former home secretary Leon Brittan has been jailed for more than five years. Michelle Brathwaite, 48, posed as a carer to plunder the savings of 85-year-old author Sir Samuel Brittan, splashing out on foreign holidays, beauty treatments and designer clothes on his American Express card. She falsely claimed to be a Cambridge law graduate to gain the trust of his widowed sister-in-law Lady Diana Brittan, who held power of attorney over his financial affairs, before making hundreds of purchases and transfers to fund her lifestyle...

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