A father who stole his teenage son’s inheritance and blew it up with alcohol, drugs and vacations has avoided going straight to jail.
Daniel Callfield, 38, stole more than ہزار 38,000 left by his mother for his son and his grandson.
However, when he turned 18 and asked for money, he found out that it was all over, a court heard.
One judge said it was hard to imagine a more “heinous” crime – but Callfield, 38, of South Wales, was given a suspended sentence.
Daniel Callfield’s mother set up a savings fund for her grandson when he turned 18. Wells Online report.
However, when Sakhi Dadi died, the defendant became the trustee of the accounts – and immediately looted them.
Callfield’s mother put money into national savings and investment accounts for her grandson, Swansea Crown Court heard.
Helen Randall said the woman died in 2015, leaving 38,167.99 in her account.
Because the beneficiary of the account had not yet turned 18 and his sister became a trustee of the fund.
However, unknown to his siblings, Callfield emptied the accounts and spent all the money.
The court heard that when the young man turned 18, he wrote to his father and aunt to ask for money, but his father replied that there was no one left and that he had spent all this on drugs and alcohol.
Police were alerted and later in an interview at Llanelli police station, Caulfield admitted the mistake and said he apologized.
In an influential statement read out in court, the teen victim said she intended to use the money to go to university or buy a house.
Daniel Richard Callfield, now from Milton, Tennyson, Pembrokeshire, pleaded guilty to fraud.
The defendant has previously been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol since 2005 and 2008.
Defending, John All Church said Cowellfield acknowledged that his behavior was reprehensible and unforgivable and that he had humiliated his son.
He said the defendant had run a carpet cleaning business and was facing financial difficulties as a result of health problems caused by the use of drugs.
He told the court that some of the missing money was spent on vacation but most went to alcohol and drugs – “something the defendant cannot be proud of.”
The lawyer added that the defendant wanted to set up a “payment plan” to pay back his son.
Judge Paul Thomas QC told Callfield that it was difficult to imagine a more “heinous” crime than the one he committed. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
However, he said that these matters would be left to the financial scrutiny of the Crime Act revenue which will now come to the fore.
The judge said he hoped the defendant had received his five-day remand in prison because last week’s adjourned trial was “a sad experience” and said he was convinced by the contents of the pre-sentence report. From which it was concluded that there was a realistic possibility of restoration in its case
Giving the defendant a one-third waiver for his criminal application, the judge suspended his 20-month sentence for two years and ordered him to complete a 240-hour unpaid work and rehabilitation course.
Caffield broke down in tears after being sentenced.
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