Son spends mum's savings instead of paying for care

Sarah Coles

Simon Shonn (49), of Suthers Street, Radcliffe, Bury, was given control of his mother's savings when 75-year-old Irene Shonn's Alzheimer's meant she needed to live in a care home. He was meant to pay the home £665 a week for living costs, but instead blew the lot.

His case came to court, so what was his punishment? And how can we avoid Irene's fate?%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%