A SON who stole over £1,800 from his own mother’s bank account, has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Peter Hand, from Chantrey Crescent, Great Barr, admitted fraud by false representation in Solihull, when he took £1,845 from his mother Jenna Howlett’s bank account between November 5-19.
Ms Howlett had given her son access to her account, as the 29-year-old did not have his own and needed to receive his wages, the court heard.
But Colin Heald, prosecuting, said Hand had abused the privilege, transferring money from his mother’s savings to her current account, and then withdrawing the cash.
Hand, who had already repaid the stolen funds, has previous convictions for fraud.
Peter Cooke, defending, said: “He has repaid the money and his mother would confirm that.
“He had no right to mess about with her account.”
The defendant had also tested positive for cocaine on his arrest.
Hand was sentenced to a 12 month community order with supervision, and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £145 costs.