Maidenhead woman jailed for fraud against elderly dad

Jackie Ilic was jailed for 36 months at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (July 26) after being charged with three counts of fraud by false representation.

The 55-year-old abused the trust of her father, Arthur Green, who was in Larchfield House care home in Maidenhead, diagnosed with dementia at the time of the incident.

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She allegedly used the money in attempts to buy a holiday home and an Audi car. Thames Valley Police have now released her photograph.

The court heard that between November 21, 2017 and January 21, 2018, the Maidenhead children’s carer arranged the sale of her father’s £256,720.84 home by misleading the estate agency and solicitors into believing she was eligible to do so.

At first, she attempted to have the funds from the sale transferred into her own bank account. When this failed, she attempted twice to withdraw money from her father’s account by claiming she held power of attorney.

The first attempt was on February 2, 2018 and was to the sum of £80,000. It was heard this was allegedly to buy a holiday home.

However, Ilic was told by the bank she did not hold power of attorney as she had recently been declared bankrupt.

Two days later, she made a second attempt to withdraw a sum of £42,304.09, telling the bank it was for a brand-new Audi car and that her father was waiting at the dealers to purchase the vehicle.

In fact, Mr Green had not left the care home that day and his account was frozen as a result of Ilic’s attempts.

The court heard that as well as being bankrupt, Ilic’s mortgage was in arrears at the time of the offences.

Defending Ilic, her barrister said she was suffering with the loss of her mother at the time and was caring for her father who was diagnosed with dementia in around 2012.

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She was due to stand trial in June this year but instead pleaded guilty to the offences.

Ilic, of Greenfields in Maidenhead, was given a 36-month sentence for the sale of the house and two concurrent sentences of 18 months and 16 months for the attempts to withdraw money.

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