At least five thefts are occurring every day in care homes across the country amid fears that the elderly and vulnerable are being robbed of their most treasured possessions.

A Mail on Sunday investigation today reveals a multi-million- pound crimewave involving thousands of thefts from those in care – including cash, jewellery and heirlooms. Even wedding rings are being slipped off the fingers of elderly women.

In other cases, carers employed to look after the infirm instead drain their bank accounts or scam them into transferring money.

Reported by the Mail on Sunday. You can read the full story here. 

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