A CARER gambled more than £5,000 on a debit card belonging to the woman she was supposed to be looking after.

Joan Mitchell also stole jewellery from the victim.

As a result, 54-year-old Mitchell, of Foot Place, Rosyth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that between April 24 and May 5, being the carer to a female who was unable to tend to herself, she presented a debit card in the woman’s name to online gambling sites 32 Red, Bet Victor, Betway, Ladbrokes, Jackpot Joy, Pink Casino and Gala Interactive, pretended she was the owner of the card and obtained betting services of £5,180 by fraud.

Mitchell also admitted that between March 13 and May 13 at an address in Rosyth, she stole jewellery from the woman.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Mitchell will be sentenced on November 13.