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A mother reported her own daughter to authorities after she became suspicious of her sudden luxurious lifestyle. The bizarre story began in January 2018 when former model and fashion designer to the stars Emily Evans-Schreiber, was asked to look after her elderly grandmother Rosina Evans. The woman, aged in her 90s, had been diagnosed with dementia, and Evans-Schreiber moved into a house nearby to help out. At the time Evans-Schreiber – who was previously a fashion designer for Cara and Poppy Delevingne – was broke with just £40 ($A75) in her bank after recently losing her job. But between April and December that year, Evans-Schreiber made 42 transactions from her grandmother’s bank account into her own after the older woman authorised a mandate allowing her granddaughter to take over her finances. Soon the socialite and mother-of-one began jetting off on holidays across the globe, including to Los Angeles, and splurging on fancy hotels, designer outfits and cosmetic treatments. Evans-Schreiber’s mother Clare grew “concerned” by the sudden change in her lifestyle and reported her to police who found a slew of transactions going into the woman’s account under labels such as “bills”, “care”, and “savings”. They also uncovered a number of “luxury products” such as designer clothing, shoes and accessories. Authorities found Evans-Schreiber had stolen a total of £230,251 ($A434,805) from her grandmother, leaving her with just £5516 ($A10,416). Evans-Schreiber faced Northampton Crown Court last week where she pleaded guilty to one count of theft. In the end, the judge gave her a two-year sentence, suspended for 20 months. Evans-Schreiber must also complete 150 hours of community service and attend an alcohol rehab program for six months.

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