Daughter's outrage as care worker avoids jail for stealing from her elderly Parkinson's sufferer father

A bereaved daughter has described the UK system for looking after the aged as “an open sewer that allows crime to come into care for the elderly” after a carer who stole from her father in his own home walked free from court.

Theresa Stratton, 39, rifled through 74-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer David Skerritt’s wallet and stole £130, before allegedly leaving him with the words: “You have a lovely day, sweetheart.”

Mr Skerritt’s daughter Joanne Martinez told The Independent that after discovering what had happened, her frail father felt betrayed and terrified that associates of Stratton would come to his

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