Jane* was going through some papers at her elderly parents’ house when she came across a bank statement showing there had been several withdrawals from a card they did not know they had.

She soon realised that her brother had manipulated their father, who had just started suffering from dementia, to sign a series of documents.

The signatures authorised their father’s pension cheque to be sent straight to the bank and into an account that had a debit card attached to it.

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