Woman charged with stealing £18,000 from vulnerable men in her care

A Sunderland woman has appeared in court accused of stealing thousands of pounds from vulnerable people in her care.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 12:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 1:11 pm
Scales of justice

Debra Isherwood, 48, faces charges of theft from four different men.

The alleged offences took place between June 2008 and August 2014.

Prosecutor Paul Anderson said: “This involves the defendant looking after the affairs of some vulnerable people.”

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The total amount listed on the charges comes to just under £18,000.

Isherwood’s solicitor Gerry Scott said the exact amount was still in dispute.

The case was committed to Newcastle Crown Court.

Isherwood, of Ridley Avenue, Hollycarrside, will appear on April 5