Sheffield care home manager admits stealing residents’ cash

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A deputy manager of a South Yorkshire care home is facing a possible prison sentence after she admitted defrauding 25 residents out of almost £15,000.

Denise Nichols, of Kiveton Lane, Rotherham, admitted taking £14,646.84 from residents at the Wensley Street Care Home in Sheffield.

The 55-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position between 2008 and 2013.

She was bailed ahead of sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court on February 12.

The fraud was uncovered after an audit was carried out in September.

It is understood the money has been repaid.

Wensley Street Care Home, which is owned by South Yorkshire Housing Association, provides personal care and accommodation for up to 30 people with learning disabilities.