'Alcoholic zombie' manager stole more than £15,000 from a care home

'Alcoholic zombie' manager stole more than £15,000 from a care home

Eva Keys used bank cards kept in a safe (Getty)

Friday, October 7, 2016

The deputy manager of a home for vulnerable adults has reportedly stolen £15,780 from six vulnerable men.

Described as behaving like an "Alcoholic zombie", Eva Keys secretly used their bank cards to withdraw cash, a court heard.

The cards were kept in a safe in the manager's office at Roxby House near Scunthorpe and suspicions were raised on two occasions, one when a card went missing. 

Grimsby Crown Court also heard that her family were so distraught that they raised the same amount of money to give back to the home. 

Keys admitted all six offences; she had worked at the home for 14 years.

She told police "The reason was to fuel my alcoholism, I lost my mum and dad and it sent me over the edge."

It is reported that she committed 61 thefts over four months between September last year and January. 

The deputy manager was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence and 20 days' rehabilitation.