Carer Caught Red-handed Stealing Disabled Man's Money
Brendan Mudd and partner Mandy Holden, both 46, feared carer Kayleigh Spinks, 22, was stealing disability allowance meant for their son Joe Ware, 21, who has severe cerebral palsy.
The couple hatched a plan to catch the crook who stole money from drawers in their home, in Maidstone, Kent, which was being saved to buy a van to help transport Joe.
Mr Ware's parents today slammed Spinks as 'disgusting'.
Mr Mudd hid among the clothes in his bedroom cupboard after Mandy went to work and calmly waited for 30 minutes before he secretly filmed Spinks come into the room.
The shocked dad peeked through a gap in the wardrobe curtains and saw the carer take cash from under his bed - wearing medical gloves so she left no finger prints.
He then jumped out of the cupboard, still filming, and demanded Spinks explain what she was up to.
The whole confrontation was caught on camera with Mr Mudd demanding 'What are you doing?' as red faced Spinks immediately apologised and confessed to stealing £100.
Mr Mudd said: 'The police couldn't believe what I'd done. I actually got a call from the chief superintendent of Kent Police to congratulate me
'He said I was the talk of the police station because they had never known anyone to take it upon themselves to do come up with a plan like that. I'm just so glad she's been convicted and punished. What she did was disgusting.'
Allied Healthcare yesterday confirmed Spinks was immediately suspended following her arrest and had not worked for the company since.
A spokesman said: 'The protection of our customers is paramount and we have worked very closely with police on this matter.'
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