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"I hope we get justice" - son

Weaver's Court in Diss. Image: Google
Weaver's Court in Diss. Image: Google

The son of a 94-year-old man who had £600 stolen by a care worker, said today: 'I hope we get justice."

Martin Barker's response comes after a Norwich Magistrates Court case yesterday during which care worker, Kelly Harris, 39, admitted four counts of theft over a period of months.

The carer was filmed stealing cash from Mr Barker's father, 94-year-old Raymond Barker, by a hidden police camera set up in his living room, at Weavers Court sheltered housing, Diss.

Kelly Harris took a total of £600 from Mr Barker's wallet while he slept in an armchair.

She appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court yesterday afternoon and was told she could be jailed.

Mr Barker's son, Martin, said he gave money to his father for sundry items and first noticed in October last year that £200 had gone missing.

Police were called when more cash went missing in December, and serial numbers on bank notes were logged before being placed in Mr Barker's wallet.

A covert camera was installed and Harris was identified as having taken the money.

Mr Barker said his father had moved into Weavers Court last summer after breaking his hip.

In his court statement, he, said Harris had "caused an enormous amount of stress and anxiety".

Harris posted on social media: "Everyone makes mistakes in their lives including me. Since October, I have made a massive mistake."

Harris was bailed to return to court on April 9.

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