A woman who defrauded her mother out of £120,450, spending it on trips to Paris, to football matches and the theatre, has been jailed for a year. In 2008, she was given power of attorney over the finances of her mother, who was moved to a care home due to her ill health. A year later, her mother's house was sold for nearly £80,000 to help pay for her care, police said. Prior to the sale, Casey contacted Rochdale Council saying her mother, who has since died, was entitled to financial support. When the council asked for a year's worth of bank statements to support her claim, she did not reply. Casey contacted them again in 2012 with the same enquiry and arranged to fill in assessment forms with a benefits officer. It was then noted that significant amounts of money had been withdrawn from the account, which Casey claimed were her mother's gifts to the family. After police started an investigation, they found Casey had fraudulently obtained £120,45.73 between November 2008 and December 2014. She stopped paying for her mother's care in October 2012. Her mother died last year. Det Sgt Paterson said: "What Casey did to her own mother is quite frankly disgusting. "She withdrew thousands of pounds while spending hundreds on luxury trips to Paris, buying tickets to the theatre and football as well as purchasing electrical goods." The link is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-32980839 Just for interest.