Our thanks to Mike P for this. The end of the piece:
Danielle O’Donovan, mitigating, said Parker was ‘deeply ashamed’ of what had happened.
She said Parker had suffered a ‘near breakdown because of stress anxiety’ [J4MB: A “near” breakdown. So, NOT a breakdown.] and had been in a ‘difficult, mentally abusive relationship with a man’. [J4MB: There we go. A man must be to blame, because women never are. These allegations of abuse are always accepted, without question. And why would it be a mitigating circumstance, if true? Homelessness wasn’t a mitigating circumstance for her son, jailed for four years and three months, for stealing far less than his mother.]
She said the money was used for ordinary purchases and Parker would repay it with money borrowed from her sister. [J4MB: So she received absolutely no punishment.]
The court heard that Parker had previously been convicted of deception with intent to defraud in 1983, and false accounting and failing to notify of a change of circumstances in 2007. [J4MB: So was she not punished for those crimes either?]