A woman has received a suspended prison sentence after being pleading guilty to fraud by abuse of position at Bournemouth Crown Court. You can read more about the case here.
A power of attorney gives the attorney the legal authority to deal with third parties such as banks or the local council.
Some types of power of attorney also give the attorney the legal power to make a decision on behalf of someone else such as where they should live or whether they should see a doctor.
You can read more about the duties of a Power of Attorney here.
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