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Marion Morgan, 44, helped herself to hundreds of kilos from the checking account of the 78-year-old man to feed her drug dependancy. A courtroom heard he paid Morgan for intercourse, and their relationship had changed into a “friendship”.

The man allowed Morgan entry to his checking account to withdraw money for herself.

However, mum-of-five Morgan took “all he had” in lower than 4 weeks.

But the drug addict of 20 years was spared jail at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

She was sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for 2 years, and was ordered to finish a 12-month drug rehabilitation program, Manchester Evening News stories.

She should additionally observe a curfew from 7pm to 7am for 3 months, and a five-year restraining order was additionally handed.

Morgan pleaded responsible to seven offences of theft.

Sentencing the mum, Recorder Imran Shafi QC mentioned: “This was effectively all he had.

“There has been severe penalties to him.

“He would pay you for sexual favours, over time that became more of a friendship.

“On his half it was love and affection, in your half, definitely on two events, it has been an exploitative relationship.”

Morgan, from Blackley, Manchester, was previously sent to jail for defrauding the same victim in 2014, but their relationship continued after her release.

And between September 30, 2019, and October 18, 2019, Morgan withdrew a total of £4,600 from his account, hundreds of pounds at a time.

The defendant sent the money to the account of another man, who she acted as a carer for.

He was arrested, but no further action was taken against him. Morgan said he had no idea about it.

After the bank alerted the victim to suspicious transfers, he immediately suspected her.

Patrick Williamson, prosecuting, said she knew his PIN code and he had previously trusted her to withdraw money from the account for herself.

Mr Williamson said that as a result of his ‘misplaced generosity’, the victim has been evicted from one home and was at risk of losing another tenancy.

“I do know I’m too trusting of Marion,” the pensioner said in a statement.

“I do know I’ve been a comfortable contact and silly, and Marion has exploited this.”

Nick Clarke, defending, said the relationship had been ‘beneficial’ to both of them.

He said: “They have supported each other in varied methods.

“It may be that he has supported her financially, knowing full well she is using the money on drugs, but he was prepared to do that because there was reciprocation on her part, in terms of what she could do for him.”

Mr Clarke mentioned Morgan had been hooked on medicine for 20 to 25 years, and there had beforehand been makes an attempt ‘of various levels of success’ to get clear.

“She does not want to go back to drugs, but she can’t do it on her own.”

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