Son jailed for stealing Oswestry father's cash to gamble

A Shropshire man who stole more than £70,000 from his elderly father to feed his gambling addiction has been jailed for a total of 16 months.

A Shropshire man who stole more than £70,000 from his elderly father to feed his gambling addiction has been jailed for a total of 16 months.

Kenneth Davies, 52, of Old Mews, Oswald Place, Oswestry, was jailed for the "cynical" abuse of his late father, Jack.

Judge Robin Onions said that, after being granted the power of attorney over his 98-year-old father's financial affairs, Davies had "pillaged" his Halifax account over two years and had "utterly wasted" the cash.

He used some of the money to buy a taxi and a motorbike for himself and cars for his children. Davies was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday after admitting theft.

Mr Rob Edwards, prosecuting, said Davies admitted stealing £70,000 from his father, although family members believed the actual figure could be higher.

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