A crook splashed over £60,000 of his ill dad's money on hotel escorts and a hospitality box at Liverpool Football Club.
Penniless Carl Hadfield, 49, has been ordered to pay his father back just £1 after spending all the stolen money and having nothing left of his own.
A Proceeds of Crime Hearing at Derby Crown Court, heard how Hadfield impersonated his dad when the bank called to verify his suspicious transactions which included an Audi A5.
Hadfield, of West Lea, Clowne, Derbyshire pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and two counts of fraud in February and was jailed for 20 months., DerbyshireLive reports.
How much Hadfield must pay back has now been determined as £1, which he has 28 days to cough up or face an additional day behind bars.
Making the order, Recorder Adrian Reynolds said: "I find that the benefit figure was £61,804.26 and as there are no available assets I order that a nominal £1 be paid.
"He has 28 days to pay it and if not the penalty is one day (in prison) in default."
At Hadfield's sentencing hearing at the same court in February, Rebecca Coleman, prosecuting, said the first set of offences took place in 2017 when Hadfield’s father was hospitalised with fluid on the lungs linked to his time working down mines.
She said during that time his daughter, the defendant’s sister, helped with the finances and had access to her father’s banks accounts.
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Miss Coleman said in November 2017, the daughter realised money was missing from a Santander account and so she and her father went to one of the branches.
She said: “They were told there had been payments made from it to Now TV, Amazon and a high number of PayPal transactions which had not been authorised.
“The police were called and an investigation revealed more than £16,000 was missing from a NatWest account, more than £26,000 from a Santander account and there was a £7,000 credit card bill outstanding.
“The defendant was invited in for a voluntary interview and admitted he took the money saying he had set up a PayPal account in his father’s name.
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“He said he even used it to purchase a hospitality suite at Liverpool football club and checked into an Ibis hotel and paid for escorts.
“He said he also bought an Audi A5 car.”
Miss Coleman said the defendant then failed to turn up at court after being charged and went missing until the second set of offences in late 2019.
She said his father received a telephone call from his the bank saying £600 had been withdrawn and it was later linked to his son.
Miss Coleman said between August and December 2019 a further £9,500 had been taken.
She said: “On January 16, 2021, he defendant’s sister telephoned the police to say her brother was living in a caravan at the bottom of his parents' garden and he was arrested.”
In a victim impact statement, Hadfield's father asked for his son not to be sent to prison, despite what he did.
Jailing him for 20 months back in February, Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “You frittered the money away in many inappropriate ways.”
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