Yes you did read it correctly. It's official. From the police woman's mouth! After waiting for nearly a year to get justice for my mum following huge amounts of money stolen from her by both a family member who was caring for her at the time, and also another non family member, and I mean huge, I had a visit from the police and confirmation they will be closing the case and not doing anything. Apparently it's too difficult to prove what my mums capacity was at the time of each and every transaction/amounts stolen so they're leaving it. This heinous crime is on the increase, yet there is nothing at all in place really in our judicial system to bring about the prosecution of the perpetrators of such crimes. I don't believe in this case, there was ever a proper investigation done. I was totally appalled by what I was told by this woman. She never contacted the list of banks I gave her or even looked at statements or cheques I provided her with, yet it was patently obvious my mum never spent any money previously from her former statements and had always lived very frugally, squirreling everything away in several accounts. From my own investigations, I handed everything to the police on a plate. They have not only let my mum down but thousands of others who this is happening to right now, and those in the future. To say I'm furious is an understatement. My Mums money is now protected for the future yes, with a Cop deputy but I just cannot believe the apathy, ignorance, constant conflicting information from the two officers I dealt with, and complete lack of knowledge of how the Court of Protection operates when this is meant to have been dealt with by the Police's Adult Safeguarding unit. I was brought up to respect the police and to believe in justice and accountability for crimes committed and suitable punishment but this has left a very bad taste and I shall be taking this further by way of a complaint to the Police Commission plus writing to the Chief of Police. So dreadfully upset by all this. It seems to me whenever a family member is doing the abusing the issue is swept under the carpet and I've read about this time and time again. Sounds silly but I feel so strongly about this as though I want to be an Ambassador to be the voice for all the people this has happened to!!