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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Crooked financial adviser 'cleaned out' elderly blind couple

A crooked financial adviser who stole a total of more than £150,000 from his clients has been jailed for 32 months.

Over three years, 47-year-old John Mark Earl took £68,000 from an elderly blind couple who trusted him to look after their financial affairs.

And he took £85,500 from a woman in her mid sixties, who thought he was investing her life savings on her behalf.

Both of his victims looked upon him as a friend.

Carlisle Crown Court heard he "effectively cleaned them out", taking their entire life savings.

Earl, a father of four who was said to live in "a substantial and impressive home" in Main Street, Brampton, pleaded guilty to theft.

He is now likely to be made bankrupt.

More details in Saturday's News & Star

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