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Suffolk woman working for Mind charity admits fraud

A woman from Suffolk has admitted obtaining goods worth more than £5,000 fraudulently using a bank card given to her by the charity that employed her.

Sharon Carr, 51, of Raynsford Road, Great Welnetham, worked for West Suffolk Mind as a housing manager.

In 2007 she began using the card to buy personal items and did not pay back the full amount

Carr appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court and will be sentenced on 6 May.

The court heard that when she had first started using the card she had paid the money back.

However, by November 2009 her debt had escalated beyond her control.

A probation report is being carried out and Carr has been granted bail.

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